" wood" and it's quite a success.
Here is my tutorial:
1. Take an old tooth brush and cut every second row with scissors. Add gesso- I used Faber Castell DMC gesso- over Kraft cardstock using your new low cost crafty tool.
3. Add strokes of brown Gelato or any other water color brown paint and wipe it with baby wipe.
4. Add a mix of brown colors using Big Brush Artist pens and more Gelatos. If you feel that it's too light add some dark brown home made mist made from Gelato pieces , mixing browns and a bit of black.Add as much as you want to make your " wood" darker or lighter. As all colors are not water resist, you can wipe some paint if it's too dark, as I did with my final project.
5. Using the simple metal ruler make black lines with black Gelato to make the horisontal lines.
You wooden piece is done. Cut it to strips to make a pallet as I did for my final project.
And this is my Live- Love- Laugh " wooden" wall art:
I used a package of Paper House Productions sticker only and it's totally a HIT!
If you want you can add more stickers, such as butterflies or birds or flowers. I wanted this project to be mostly clean and simple so we can enjoy both my faux wood and the gorgeous PHP stickers.