Monday, January 28, 2013

On Trend- Wood "Veneer"

Wood grain has been hot lately in everything!  We see it in patterned paper, washi tape, stamps, embossing folders, stencils and more. It shouldn't come as a surprise then that actual wood pieces are a popular embellishment for layouts, cards and altered items. Treat these embellishments much like you would chipboard. Leave them "au naturel", stain, ink, varnish, spray or even cover them with stickers or patterned paper. The option of seeing the wood grain is really the best part though.
 If you're craving the look of wood on your project, but don't want to break the bank, try popsicle sticks or wood shapes sold in craft packs at your local hobby store.  I bet you could also cut custom shapes into lightweight balsa with steel rule dies.

If you're in need of ideas on how to use wood veneer, just check out these projects from our talented designers:

Practical Scrapper Danielle de Konink 
used the wood veneer hexagons by Studio Calico. The small ones in the borders are misted. The hexagons randomly placed over the layout are covered with the matching accent stickers.

Practical Scrapper Nicole Laha stamped onto a wood veneer banner as a creative way to bring emphasis to the card sentiment.

  Practical Scrapper Marcia Dehn-Nix
used wooden game pieces in her flower clusters and inked the edges of her wood veneer "play" to make it pop.

Practical Scrapper Malika Kelly
perched her wooden birds on a  twine "wire"and added wooden feathers to complete the theme.

Practical Scrapper Mary Pat Siehl 
altered transportation shapes from Studio Calico.  She misted them to give them color and placed as embellishments in the hexagon shapes.

Practical Scrapper Wendi Robinson 
 used wood veneer birds and wood wording as part of her title work

 Practical Scrapper Erin Morehouse
stained some mustache shapes by Studio Calico with Distress Stain, and used Helmar Premium Craft Glue to keep them firmly in place.


PeggyStolley said...

What a fun use of products! Nice job!

Monique Liedtke said...

I'm a big fan of wood veneer (who isn't?!) Loving all the projects!! and Danielle what a fantastic saying!!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Such fun projects and great inspiration for using wood veneers. Thanks for the inspiration and a special shoutout out to my friend Danielle!!

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Patricia Roebuck said...

Oh these are so clever and fun! Shout to Danielle! Gorgeous design!

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

I agree with you - wood veeners are so fun to work with and easy to fit into any design. Fabolous examples from the DT - than you, Danielle for linking up to this inspirational post :-)