I'm back with another process video! Once a month some of my scrappy peeps and I get together to try knocking out some of our stash focusing on a monthly theme. This month we are focusing on using that wood veneer that you have hoarded.
One of the things that I really struggle with with wood veneer is the lack of color. If you know me, you know that color is something I love on my pages. The more the better. Rarely do I create with browns so nothing in the realm of wood veneer works with my pages. I decided that I had to figure out a way to make them work for me. I did just that this month!
Here's my process for the whole layout I created and a mini tutorial on making those wood veneers a tad more colorful. Or suitable for more color.
Really it doesn't take much; just a bit of gesso and then some form of color to put on top; distress paint, acrylic paint, marker, mist. What ever you desire. You could even emboss, wet emboss, to get color onto your wood veneers.
Silly kids... Teens these days! It's rare that I get pictures from my son so when another swim mom forwarded me this picture that her son sent her, I was thrilled to pieces. It was even more previous to me in that Nikolas was a team travel swim meet so it was nice to know he was alive and thriving. You can see in the picture below, the star that I used Distress Paint on over the gesso on the right and the "orange" star on the left. It was as vibrant as I had anticipated but it worked. I could have gotten out more paint and painted over for a brighter pop, I was just lazy. I'm being honest.
I love the layers on this layout. It's sort of like a flip chary. You actually lift up the picture to read the journaling on the green "Our Great Adventure" journaling card from an ages old Cocoa Daisy kit. It's a very busy page but when you have busy kids, busy pages are fitting, don't you think?
That's it for me today! I hope I have inspired you to reach into that amassing wood veneer stash and take a stab at using it up. If you create something woody, do share! I would love to see how you use up your wood veneers!
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