In this post, you will learn how to age a wooden hornbook for displaying your finished needlework projects.
I like my punch needle projects to have an “aged” look.
When I mount a project on a wooden hornbook, I like to first give the board a primitive aged appearance.
(A hornbook was a book used as a primer for students. Today, people cut boards in the shape of hornbooks for mounting needlework projects.)
So, before I mounted this Tulip Fraktur punch needle project onto a wooden board,
I decided to age the wooden hornbook.
Age a Wooden Hornbook:
I took a plain board, cut into the shape and size that would fit my finished punch needle project.
I painted one layer of a cream paint onto the board
and sanded lightly all around.
Then, it was time to take all my frustrations out on the board.
I beat around on the board with a heavy chain.
I also added some nail holes of various depths and sizes.
Finally, I added a thin layer of a walnut colored finishing paste wax.
Now that the board is aged, it is time to attach the punch needle project to the board.