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.
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!