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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In response to AmyWho

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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In response to gg loves Matthew

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


 
trb 
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  • trb on 05-24-16 06:11 PM
In response to jorganne

The wood must be primed first. The primer serves as a protective barrier and will accept the color without going into the wood. There are tons of utube videos out and classes here on scrapbook.com. Do lots of research before diving in. thanks!


 
Mungwee
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I like to use Gelotos!


 
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