A better technic to make pencil faux shiplap

Drawing lines with a pencil to imitate shiplap doesn’t give you the best results. Come and see what technic I found to get a much nicer and realistic vintage look.

You saw it last week, I was not at all satisfied with the pencil line I had drawn on my wall behind the TV to imitate shiplap.

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When I saw the faux shiplap made with planks by my friend Wendy At Lane and High, I knew I couldn’t just leave it like that!

Have a look at her blog for all the steps to make it and see the result of her laundry room, like me, as part of the $100 Room Challenge … wow!

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When I saw this photo by Sawdust Sisters I got hit with an idea.

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It’s beautiful, right?

I thought I could try to imitate that kind of joints between the boards on my wall. It was worth to try, I couldn’t make it worse anyway!

So with a Faber Castell pen colour “cold gray” and a ruler, I traced the lines on the wall. I let it dry a few seconds and I rubbed my fingers to smudge the colour. When I was no longer able to extend the ink, I wet my fingers with a damp cloth. I also used it to wipe some lines when I was exaggerating a bit! Yes, I do that sometimes! 😛

I continued to rub until I was satisfied. When I was finished, I took the same gray pencil, but in a smaller size to trace a continuous line (without rubbing) giving a sense of depth.

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There you go! Much better right? What do you think about it? It’s already a much better vintage look. 🙂

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Come see the final result in the reveal week of the $100 Room Challenge this Wednesday!

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