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Wood Grain Background using Gelatos® and PITT® Pastel Pencils

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Hi everyone. It's me, Susanne, and today I'd like to share with you how I made the wood grain background for my "Love" card. Check out the video:


Here are some more close ups of the card and a description which embellishments I used:

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I printed the "Love" with my printer and fuzzy cut it out. For the leafs  I covered some cardstock with the Faber-Castell Chalkboard Paint and stamped on it with my white Stamper's Big Brush Pen. After I cut the leafs I embossed them with an embossing folder to add a little bit more texture.

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The butterfly is embossed with black embossing powder and colored with the Gelato® Lemon and the Gelato® Pistachio. I created the yellow button with polymer clay. The rolled flowers are dabbed with some Faber-Castell Gesso.

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I hope you like my technique creating a wood grain background. Have a nice day, Susanne.


For the background:


PITT® Pastel Pencil #1122-199 (black)

PITT® Pastel Pencil #1122-273 (grey)

Gelatos® Coconut

Gelatos® Eary Grey

Gelatos® Silver Ice

Gelatos® Sponge

For the card:

Gelatos® Lemon

Gelatos® Pistachio

Chalkboard Paint

Stamper's Big Brush Pen Black

Stamper's Big Brush Pen White

Other Supplies:

Various Stamps (e.g. My Minds Eye, Hero Arts)

Tattered leafs by Tim Holtz

Leaf and rolled flower dies from Marianne Design

Doily frame die from Nellie Snellen

Some sequins


Black Embossing Powder

Sizzix Embossing Folder (dots)

Paper scraps

Alphabet stamps





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What a lovely piece of art Susanne! I love the wood grain base--very cool technique! Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration today! Hugs!

Superb card, brilliant technique !! TFS
Would love to try this, Susanne

WOW - FABULOUS technique and GORGEOUS card!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial (I NEED MORE Gelatos NOW) and CREATIVE INSPIRATION Susanne :)

LOVELOVELOVE this! Simple as soup! Must give this a go! Thanks for the inspiration!

I love the final look. The card is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing,

Fantastic technique ! Thanks for shraing :) !

I love your wood grain! So perfect. Going to go play and try it out now! thanks

Oh that is great! I never have wood grain papers on hand.... Now I do!
Thank you.

Thanks for the great video - I must give this technique a try!

Very pretty project. Thanks for sharing your technique for making faux wood.

love that wooden background!

That wood grain is mind blowing!! very well done!!

That is so cool! Thanks for a great tutorial and a must try!:)

Thank you all very much!

Beautiful, Susanne!! Love it!!

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