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!!!!
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.
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.