I just LOVE the look of wood grain paper.
I think it looks exactly like weathered wood and sometimes I feel like if I reach out and touch, it might just feel like real wood. But of course, it is just the illusion - faux wood- if you will.
Look at all the details in these papers. The knots, the wood grain, the NAILS!!
I love it SOOO much.
So I wondered if it was possible to find a technique that would allow you to take normal white card stock and turn it into a faux wood background.
I looked on the YT and found a few tutorials and pooled all the techniques to come up with my own way of making faux wood backgrounds:
I scoured the paper with my Stampin' Scorer and created grooves vertically and horizontally
I then flipped it over and used the raised scored grooves and added the darkest color to each ATC.
Mainly the colors I used for that where either Tuxedo Black or Espresso.
I chose 2 contrasting colors of my Tim Holtz mini ink pads.
I chose the lightest color and dragged it unevenly but flatly across the paper.
Then I added a light layer of PVA glue with a credit card. Allow to dry.
The I added the darker of the ink colors all over
Then I wiped away the ink that sat on top of the glued areas (the glue acts as a resist).
Here are some of the backgrounds I came up with:
Walter Violet & Hickory Smoke
Fossilised amber & Faded jeans
Fossilised amber & Vintage Photo
Vintage photo & salty ocean
This was a mixture of fossilised amber, mowed lawn and espresso
A mixture of smoked hickory, mowed lawn and fossilised amber.
Aren't they great??
Here they all are together:
After you make the background, I then got the feel for each of the mood it evoked within me (mumbo jumbo artists all now) and came up with a different style for each background.
Here they are one by one:
And here they all are together:
Thank you so much for stopping by..
I do hope you give this a try..