Monday, May 3, 2010

GC51: Wood Veneer Paper

Several weeks ago I saw this wood veneer paper at Archiver's. It's real WOOD! You can see and feel the grain. I've been hoarding it because it's so expensive (12x12 was $4.00) and I hated to experiment and fail (and waste it).

I thought long and hard about the ink to use and ended up with Archival because it wouldn't run when wet. But for coloring I was stumped. I thought anything I used would follow the grain under the "image" edge. I stamped the main image, stamped a smaller section on a scrap and then the very center. I will say this wood paper does cut nicely! Since there were printed scraps I played with those. I tried COPICS first and that did run. It looked like a blurry mess. Then I tried a very "dry" aqua pen and Distress Inks. As long as the brush tip wasn't too wet, I got a nice amount of color and no seeping.

Paper: Wood Veneer; Basic Grey BASICS
Ink: Archival Coffee, Distress Ink (Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, and Peeled Paint)
Accessories: aqua painter, brads


  1. I was admiring this veneer during my latest visit to Archivers! Awesome effect with your medallion image -- it really looks like it was carved. And thanks for the coloring tips!

  2. Wow, this is awesome! I have never seen wood paper....

  3. I love that wood paper! You did an amazing job coloring it and the design you created is gorgeous. I actually got the Copics to work on it, but it didn't look nearly as cool as yours!

    Thank you so much for sharing this with the Gingersnappers for our Botanical challenge. I hope we get to see more of your art!

  4. Deb, That wood paper is WAY cool!!!! It looks like you woodburned the flower, Awesome !

    Thanks so much for entering my giveaway, Best of luck GF!

  5. Wow, so different! Turned out lovely!

  6. wow, this is SO cool!! I don't blame you for thinking long and hard about what to do!!! and it definately paid off!!

  7. This is spectacular! I've admired the wood paper, but never would have thought to use it like this!