18.9.14

Woodgrain Tutorial by Rupa

Woodgrain tutorial
Altered Shoe Box
            Dear friends this is a super exciting post ....most of you know my love for recycling ---not only do I enjoy to do recycling crafts,I get super excited when I see other crafters do it! I have featured 2 other talented Recycling Crafters in the past [see Guest Posts on this blog by Khadija and Katy] and today I am thrilled to have the super talented Rupa [of Tofa- Together for Arts]as my Guest. Rupa is an artist + crafter [a deadly combination!!] and she is here to share with you how she made the gorgeous  Faux wood texture on the shoe-box she recycled!
Over to Rupa....
Rupa
Rupa
Hello Crafters,
I am Rupa from Bangalore(India).I feel so honored and excited to be a guest today in Sonia’s blog. We live in the same city and share the same passion for “ Re cycling”! Most of my projects have an up cycled item and they are all altered projects.
I was so overwhelmed by the great response to  my “Creaking Door” and the icing was when Sonia asked me to do a tutorial on how to create the wood grain texture or the “faux wooden log”. It gives me great pleasure to share the technique with you all. Thank you Sonia, for this opportunity to connect with your bloggy pals.
It’s quite simple and the materials required are just a handful!
So, here we go…
Materials required:

  • A piece of corrugated cardboard
  • Acrylic spray paint-black
  • Acrylic tube paints- in brown, black and white
  • Big flat brush and a couple of thin round brushes
  • A cup of water
  • Rag cloth

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Woodgrain Tutorial
Procedure:
Step 1- Spray black acrylic paint on the cardboard randomly leaving a few brown patches. It can be just one layer of paint and need not be too dark.
Woodgrain tutorial 2
Woodgrain Tutorial
Step 2- The grains are created using the dry brush technique, so keep them dry! Squeeze some black, brown and white paint on to your palette. Using the big flat brush, dip the bristles onto white paint and tap excess. Load the paint only at the tip and now give a couple of strokes on the surface till the paint fades.
Woodgrain tutorial 3
Woodgrain Tutorial
You will notice a natural rough texture because of the dry technique.
Woodgrain tutorial 4
Woodgrain Tutorial
Step 3- Clean the brush and dry completely. Load black paint at the tips and do the same as step2, overlapping on the white strokes.
Woodgrain tutorial 5
Woodgrain Tutorial
Step 4- Now load brown paint and do just few strokes here and there. Wait for the surface to dry. See the layers build up!
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Woodgrain Tutorial
Step 5- To create the knot holes on the log- load white paint in one corner of the flat brush and rotate clock wise at one spot. 
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Woodgrain Tutorial
 Follow with a touch of black too.
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Woodgrain Tutorial
Step 6-Now take the thin round brush and load black paint and draw lines on the card board at regular intervals of say 1.5 inches. Once that dries, dry brush white paint on both sides of the black line so that the black “pops up”! This will create the illusion of space between the logs!
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Woodgrain Tutorial
At any point you can go back to step 2 and continue if you are not happy with the look. It is quite forgiving that way.
Your wooden plank is ready for the project.
Look at what I did to it!I painted the lid of a shoe box to create a door and embellished it too.
Woodgrain
Have a look at this project " The Creaky Door" and do let me know if this tutorial was helpful.
Altered Shoe Box
Hope to see a lot of “Loggy” creations from you all. Do drop a comment on my blog if you have any other queries.
Until then,
Happy Crafting and Recycling.
Hugs,
Rupa

Wasn't that just AMAZING...!!!!....And that was just a teaser about Rupa's talent.
Please do drop by her blog  Tofa- Together for Arts  to see more of her work and I assure you , you wont be disappointed!
And if you are in Bangalore-- you can actually learn lots of tips and tricks from Rupa in person as she regularly conducts some amazing craft workshops.

55 comments:

  1. Wow! That is an excellent tutorial! That is a great way to upcycle cardboard and I love how the wood grain looks! Beautiful project as well! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing this! :-)

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  3. Wonderful wood look. It looks amazingly so like real wood.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. wonderful tutorial Rupa, love the weathered wood look!!

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  5. OMG!!!! Wat an awesome transformation, Rupa...u always blew me away with all ur ideas and execution...and .. this project is a top one!!!

    Many thanks to U, Doc ...U r an amazing blogger to showcase the talent of fellow bloggy pal...Special kudos to u dear:)

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  6. Amazing tutorial. Thanks Rupa & Sonia for sharing....................surely going to try!

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  7. awesome tutorial.. thanks Rupa for sharing :)

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  8. What a wonderful technique.It does look like wood and I love the finished project too.Recently found Rupa's blog.Will be actively checking her projects out.

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  9. Wow! That is amazing! You have so wonderfully up cycled!

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  10. Thank you all ladies...so happy to be sharing this with you all. I feel so at "home" in blogland, thanks to you all.

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  11. Lovely tutorial :) Looks surprisingly natural. Bookmarking this DIY to come back and try it.

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  12. Absolutely loved your technique Rupa...Thank you so much for sharing this with us ..Your project is just so gorgeous !! ..And Thank you Dr Sonia for showcasing such a talented crafter on your blog :)

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  13. WOw ! A surprise to see one amazing reclyer/crafter Guesting on another awesome Crafters blog that too about re-purposing !! A treat to us :D Thanks Dr.Sonia :)
    Wonderful tutorial Rupa..Those knots on wood logs look so real ,Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  14. Awesome Rupa, you did great job!
    Thanks Sonia for introducing her :) so much awesomeness!!

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  15. Wonderful work of art, beautiful result Rupa.xxx

    The Journey is the Start


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  16. So happy to see my door creaking still! You guys are awesome...thank you so much for appreciating my work.

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  17. Wow.......I beautiful work of art! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial Rupa....love it! I can't wait to give it a try.

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  18. Fantastic tutorial, thank you so much Rupa for sharing with us all! hugs :)

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  19. OMGosh! That really looks like wood. Rupa's project is stunning and so is she. Thanks for sharing this, Dr. Sonia. hugs, Teresa

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  20. This is amazing!! It looks so realistic!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

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  21. awesome!! that looks like a real weathered wood!! amazing!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  22. love the wood texture and look Rupa.. :)

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  23. So pretty this is, Sonia and what a wonderful idea to honour a guest on your blog.

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  24. This is fantastic, I could not believe it is a piece of card board that looks just like wood, amazing job!!! Love this and what you have done it is incredible. I would love to try this but to find the time or to share this with my stamp club on how you did this. AMAZING!!!
    Pat :o)

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  25. Wow, this is absolutely amazing!! I thought it was really wood!! What a creative and fabulous technique!! The box looks so gorgeous!! Thank you Sonia for introducing us to Rupa and her incredible talent!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  26. Great and useful tutorial! Thanks for sharing it!!!

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  27. Fantastic tutorial from Rupa! This really looks like wood and the box is wonderful. So great to have Rupa as a blog guest. Debra x

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  28. wow! Thank you for sharing this technique. It's amazing how much it look like real wood

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  29. Fabulous project Rupa. Thanks for the link Sona..loz

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  30. JUST plain brilliant!

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  31. Unbelievable! Just amazing! I'm at a loss for words......LOVE THIS! ;)

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  33. Sonia, what a brilliant pick for a tutorial :)
    and wow Rupa, you make it seem so simple. Great tutorial! wonderful technique! I cannot wait to try it out = ).
    Thanks a ton for sharing

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  34. beautiful, thanks for sharing!!!

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  35. Beautiful. So warm and inviting.

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  36. Rupa, thank you for sharing the technique! wow, great tutorial, and wonderful results! BEAUTIFUL home decor item - I just love it! hugs, de

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  37. Awesome tutorial, love the beautiful results :)

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  38. Great job on the shoe box who "wood " have thought. I had to make a punI love it.
    You could enter thidsi in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  39. Oh my! This is still creaking...Thank you for all those of you, who entered and left a comment! I am really touched!

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  40. wow! Well done Rupa. Loved the detailed tutorial. The work is awesome.

    Thanks sonia for introducing rupa and sharing her creativity here.

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  41. Great tutorial Rupa and so nice of Sonia showcasing your creaking door.
    Julie x

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  42. Came back again to take another look....still shaking my head in wonder. LOVE this! :)

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  43. What a wondergul recycling project, I love it. . And thanks for the tutorial.

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  44. Totally love it , thanks for the tutorial.

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  45. Beautiful card Roma. I love the wood grain look, and the beautiful flowers. Thank you so much for the tutorial.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  46. Unimaginable. Everything is just perfect. Loved everything.

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  47. Rupa is really a supertalented artist!!

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  48. Thank you all once, again. Your comments and wishes have motivated me more, to make something woody again! Do visit my blog to see...Thanks.

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  49. Wow! This is spectacular! The outcome is perfection and the tutorial is crystal clear. I really hope to try this. Thank you, Rupa! And thank you, dear friend, for sharing Rupa's talent with us! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  50. Oh my goodness...when I saw this I thought it was a real wood box. This is amazing!!! Thanks for the tutorial and so nice to "meet" Rupa here!

    Susan

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  51. Oh I missed this post!!!! What an AWESOME tutorial dear Rupa. I'm not a regular on blogger oflate and that means missing so many posts from my crafter friends :( I'm so glad I stopped by your blog Dr. Sonia, I wouldn't have liked missing this. This is a truly helpful tutorial and thanks Rupa and Dr. Sonia for this. Definitely going to try this.

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  52. Fantastic one Rupa...Thanks Dr.Sonia and Rupa...

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  53. Wow! This is awesome Rupa! Wonderfully explained! Thank you :)
    Thank you Soni for having Rupa here :)

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  54. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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