Tuesday, 30 June 2009

A Technique Previously Untried

Good afternoon everyone,

Today, I had a little play at a tech previously untried. After the length of time I have been stamping, not too many techs pass me by without me at least having a little play with them. I am known for being a bit of a tech mad stamper....

This is the wood grain technique and is achieved using a toothbrush, reinkers and plain white cardstock. The results, as you can see, certainly mimic a wood panelling and is pretty neat IRL.

I do not know the maker of the main image but the sentiment is from SU. I do hope you enjoy this one. It was a pleasure to muck around doing the backgrounds, which as some of you know, I LOVE to do.

I think farm stuff....horses, cows, tractors etc. would look good using this as a backdrop. My only horses were too big to show off the b/g in its glory, so I have put that thought on hold for a bit.

24 comments:

misstreez said...

Your bg looks terrific and the stamped image and couloring are a perfect match.

Grace McAndrew said...

welll done Shell! I love the background tech and the birdhouses look so cool with it.

Linda B said...

Love this card Michelle! The background paper you made really does look like some special designer paper:D

Cathleen said...

Wow! This is just the cutest card ever! Love the technique and all the fun birdhouses!

Rebecca said...

That is fantastic. I can't believe how much it looks like real wood.

Jaspere said...

Your background is amazing. It looks so real.

specialcraftmom4 said...

I love this technique!!!! Did you draw the wood panel lines in? Off to confiscate a toothbrush now, LOL!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Dragana Skoro said...

This looks great. Have you seen that new SU! woodgrain background yet? I think I like your thing better.

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is GREAT! I just love all the birdhouses. Wonderful job on the technique! Perhaps a tutorial would be a good idea? (hint, hint!)

Kristin said...

I love this!! Did you just scrub the toothbrush up and down or something else? I have studied the pic for a good couple of minutes and can't tell :-) LOVE IT

Melissa said...

That is beautiful! I never tried this either. Great Job!

Brenda said...

Awesome card!! Great job!! Looks like a fun technique!!

Paige said...

Awesome background! The image goes perfectly with this bk technique.

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

OMGosh Michelle! This is amazing!

MrsETaylor said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I LOVE THIS MICHIE!!!!

and yes I was yelling there to get my point across. Thanks for squeaking me into the group I really appreciate it!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very nice card!!!

Jennie said...

Wow, Michelle, this looks great. I have not tried this before....how do you make sure the tooth brush has enough ink? I see myself have big white patches if I were to try it. :o) Great card!

Becky said...

This is just gorgeous. I must try this, I have a lot of tooth brushes :).
Also just want to stop by and say hi, it will be great to be coming by here often now that we are in "the ladies" group

Kirstin said...

This is absolutely darling!!! LOVE IT!!!

Tina said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the tech.

Elizabeth said...

Really great card! Love the wood paneling and the bird houses!

stampin abi said...

what a cute card!

Joanne Travis said...

Awesome wood look, it looks so real!! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial.