I had some fun on this cloudy Saturday morning creating some woodgrain backgrounds for a few cards. This is so easy to do! All you really need is an ink pad or two and some paper.
I started off by scoring some straight lines in my paper to make it look like planks of wood. You probably wouldn't even need to make any score lines, but I think it gives it a nice effect. Then, I just took my ink pad and dragged it down across the paper.
You will have to drag your ink pad across your paper a number of times before it starts to really look like wood. For the first card I have pictured, I used two shades of brown- a light and a dark. The second card pictured is just a light brown.
One thing in particular I learned while playing with this technique is to always start at the edges, and drag the ink pad all the way across and off the other side of the paper. That way, you don't get odd lines on your paper from where you stopped. It also makes the edges much darker than the middle, which I think is a nice effect.
I love the look it gives to the cards, and its simple, easy, and fun!
If any of you would like to try out this technique and share, I'd love to see what you come up with! Just put a link to your card down in the comments!
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