Friday, 6 April 2018

Faux Woodgrain Technique on Glossy Cardstock

I love it when you come across a fun, simple technique. A couple months ago I discovered this wood grain technique by Carolyn Bennie from Australia. Since then I've created a few cards using this technique. I love that it will work for both masculine or feminine cards.

The first card used the Petal Passion bundle from the Occasions catalogue. I'm not normally a fan of birds but I love the bird in this set. I'm not quite sure why I'm drawn to him.

This next card is really simple but it makes a fabulous masculine card. It uses the Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle.

And then this last one was the card we created at my glossy cardstock class. It uses the Waterfront stamp set from the occasions catalogue. Just a heads up... the Waterfront stamp set is the set we'll be using for this months online class. Watch for more details on April 20th.

This is such a fun technique. There are a few tips that I do suggest. It's possible Carolyn mentioned them in her video but it's been awhile since I've watched it and I don't remember.
  • This technique was done using the foam ink pads. If you have the felt ink pads, I'm not sure how well it will work but give it a try, it may work just as well.
  • Don't worry about getting full coverage. A bit of white showing adds to the look.
  • Experiment with different angles. I found holding the ink pad at about a 45 degree angle worked best for me.
  • Don't apply too much pressure when adding the ink to the cardstock. If you push too hard the ink pad doesn't glide very smoothly and tends to stick to the paper.
  • Experiment with different color combinations - I think a grey background would be nice. 
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a creative day.


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