Thursday, 2 July 2009

Wood Grain Panel



Afternoon all,

I have had quite a few requests to explain this technique....Dragana....I have not seen the SU wood grain stamp. I wonder if it is even available here in Australia!

You do need to have dye reinkers. I used the following: Adirondack Espresso, Rust, Caramel and Impress 52 Chocolate. I didn't have a grey reinker I could find, so I used Ancient Page Stone Grey inkpad which worked just fine.

This is soooo simple.

1. In one of those paint palette thingies (you know the ones with little wells in them), put a two or three drops of each reinker into separate sections of the palette.

2. Then, using the toothbrush, just smooch the bristles into the darkest colour reinker to pick up the colour.

3. Use a sweeping motion (much like "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" from Walt Disney, swipe over plain white card (nothing fancy...just plain....no grain card). You do not want to fill up all the white space! Don't worry if it blobs in places if you are a tad heavy handed...that will just look like a knot in the wood!

4. Repeat with the other colours...ending with the grey inkpad and all I did there was swipe it over the card a few times.

5. Use a sponge and one of the lighter colours or the grey ink....fill in any white spaces left over.

6. Draw in the lines, the nails and the split bits of wood with a black Sharpie.

I first saw this technique accomplished this way in one of the really early Tech Junkies magazines (and I AM talking years and years ago!). If you have them all, as I do, sometimes it is an interesting journey to go back and revisit stuff.

It is wonderful to see a lot of the old techniques now being displayed anew on lots of the blogs and places like Stamp TV as they are so much fun to play with.

12 comments:

Kristin said...

thank you!! i really was wondering how you did that! thanks for starting the new group- now to just name us :-)

Jaspere said...

This looks just amazing. Wow you make it look easy.

MrsETaylor said...

In your opinion Michie, is the Tech Junkie Mag a good purchase? I've been contemplating over it and I see you doing so many techniques...

Linda B said...

Well, this is just awesome! I still can't believe how well it turned out!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Oh thank you Michelle! I wanted to use this technique for a camping card (: I am off to have fun with ink!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Michelle, thanks for the instructions. This looks stunning and incredibly easy. Going to have to give this a try!

Thanks for starting the new group. I look forward to getting to know you better.

How's that painting coming? :)

Paige said...

Thank you for posting the directions. I'll have to give it a go when I am in a messy mood!

Cathleen said...

This is such an awesome technique, I really must give it a try!

Kirstin said...

oh man... now I gotta find where I stuck all my old tech junkie newsletters because this is just too darn cool!

Tina said...

I am soo going to have to try this tech! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing, This looks awesome.

stampin abi said...

cool thanks for sharing