Username Post: Wooden pieces-how do you add color?        (Topic#1594717)
jorganne
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I've tried inking the little wooden pieces that come in some kits. Before I get it on the page the color is absorbed into the wood. What am I doing wrong? What am I suppose to use to maintain the color? Help please!!!!
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Luvmyfam
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In response to jorganne

Have you tried misting them or painting them?


 
AmyWho
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In response to Luvmyfam

Maybe some kind of sealer/primer first would help, just like painting any other wood thing. I've used distress paint and got about the same effect as ink but I like the stained/tinted look with the wood showing through.



 
cindy312
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I usually paint them and haven't had a problem. If you're inking or misting, I'd add a coat of paint or gesso first. Good luck!


 
jorganne
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In response to cindy312

Thanks for the tips.


 
gg  loves Matthew
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In response to jorganne

Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays work awesome on raw wood


 
RedSquirrel UK
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Yup, white acrylic paint, leave to dry then colour with Copics or inks, or Stickles. Stickles looks awesome on white-painted embellishments - chipboard as well as wood.


 
jorganne
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In response to RedSquirrel UK

Thanks everyone for the help!!


 
Rhondatx
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In response to jorganne

Like someone else suggested, I love using the Heidi Swapp mists on wooden pieces. I also like to apply gesso and then use gelatos with a bit of water. Tim Holtz paints also work great. I recently used the cracked picket fence on a wooden piece and it turned out beautifully.

Rhonda


 
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