Wednesday, August 20, 2014

All about WOOD!

Hello Everyone and welcome back to another Copic Oz Tutorial!  Today it's all about WOOD!  Wood is a very on-trend item right now, whether it's colouring wood, texture, embossing folders, wood buttons or any kind of wood product!  It's perfect for giving a warm, rustic or country feel to your projects.

I'm using Power Poppy's Farmer's Market stamp set and focusing on the wooden crate holding the apples.  To begin, I've stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card.

Then I've laid down a base of E30 all over the crate.

Next I've used the TIP of my brush nib to flick in some E31.  We are NOT blending these colours, simply adding 'stripes' of colour over the base.  If you are heavy handed, I suggest practicing on some scrap paper first.

Also using the TIP of the brush add some E33.....

And some E35.....

To give some stronger contrast, add some E37 in the same way.

To help soften these colours together, go over the crate using E31.  Don't use your blending techniques as such, simply flick the E31 over the top so you keep the lines (or woodgrain effect) of the previous colours.

Finish colouring your image!!  (I've used YR21, R32, R35, R37 and R39 for the apples and YG61, YG63 and YG67 for the leaves).

Now you may think that the wood tutorial ends here, but why not continue your wood theme through your card using some Sticky Barc?  This product is made of ultra thin real wood with a self adhesive backing. 

Because it is so thin you can die cut it!  I've found a die that will fit my image inside and used it to die cut the Sticky Barc.

When I reach back into the long lost memories of Woodworking at High School, I remember doing some word burning to create, OK, not images, but words onto wood.  To create this effect, I've stamped the apples from the bottom of the crate in Memento Rich Cocoa directly to the corners of the Sticky Barc!

I really liked this result - you can also airbrush, stain or colour Sticky Barc to give it a distressed look.  Finish creating your card!

I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial and if you have a try at creating some wood themed projects, why not leave a comment below so we can see your fabulous work!!

Happy Colouring!
Kathy  :)Pin It


  1. Fabulous tutorial! Thanks so much!

  2. Thanks for the wood-coloring tut! I can't wait to try this on my own crate of apples :)

  3. Completely wonderful - love how you did this Kathy!

  4. Gorgeous card Kathy! Awesome tutorial! Mwah!

  5. Oh, yes, Kathy, what a wonderful coloring tutorial! Thanks for sharing it and your beautiful card! I LOVE the wood!! Hugs!

  6. Awesome tutorial! Thank you so much. Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the wood theme carried throughout! Just wonderful!