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a simple way to add the look of wood to your project
I havn't done this much, so I'm still working on making it look better. I did it once before to make an artist palette out of thin white foam, and just recently for the christmas cards I'm making this year.

Posted by Laura from Chandler, Arizona, United States • Published See Laura's 121 projects »
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  • How to make a paintings. How To Paint Wood Texture - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather together what you'll paint, tape if you want clean edges, and a sponge to paint with. I prefer a sponge for each color so I cut the one I have.

  • How to make a paintings. How To Paint Wood Texture - Step 2
    Step 2

    When you're ready to paint, start with your lightest color paint and wait for that to dry before you continue.

  • How to make a paintings. How To Paint Wood Texture - Step 3
    Step 3

    When it's dry, use the next color, streak the sponge quickly back and forth in a straight line.

  • How to make a paintings. How To Paint Wood Texture - Step 4
    Step 4

    Finally use your darkest color and streak that back and forth in a straight line.

  • How to make a paintings. How To Paint Wood Texture - Step 5
    Step 5

    If you want, use the dark color again to make more of a wood look. Finally when you're ready peel of the tape if you used it.

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Altered Angel
Altered Angel · , , United Kingdom · 1 project

wow that's really effective. It does look real!

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Rhibi
Rhibi · Ghan, Northern Territory, AU · 27 projects

That is real effective. I was just trying to paint a wood texture the other day but because it didn't work I just ended up making it a flat colour. Cool

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rachel.
rachel. · , , United States · 9 projects

awesome!! it looks just like wood!!

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Spobret
Spobret · Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom · 3 projects

Fabulous :) I'm always looking for interesting backgrounds for my artwork, and the current "wood look" i have is messy, not very convincing and surprisingly expensive. You've just saved me a lot of time and money... THANK YOOOOOOU!!

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