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Trendwatch: Scrapbooking and Woodgrain

renesittowoodgrain.jpgWhat do you think of the faux woodgrain look coming into scrapbooking? I must admit, I really wasn’t sure I liked this new trend when I first saw it, but the more I see of it, the more I actually do like it! It all seems to tie in with the 1960′s/1970′s throwback which we are also seeing in patterned paper designs, like big circles, and other mod-style patterns. I’m wondering if we’ll also see some of those old kitchen appliance colours making a comeback as well. You know, avocado green and harvest gold?

Below are some examples of the use of woodgrain in scrapbooking:

Renee Sitto recently attended ScrapBowl where she took a rettwoodgrainlayout.jpgclass from Kristina Contes. One of the class projects was to make this cute tag booklet. Take a look at it above right. More photos can be seen here.

Rett, from Australia, did some paper piecing using a woodgrained paper. One photo is shown at left. To view the entire piece, please click here.

Celine Navarro shows a couple of layouts using woodgrain here. Also, look at Celine’s banner, there is even woodgrain there!

Shimelle Laine shows a layout here with tag made from her own designed woodgrainhamblywoodgrain.jpg stamp (see sources below).

Kristina Contes has lots of projects with woodgrain. Check some of them out here (cutting woodgrain paper with a Cricut), here, here and here.

Hambly shows a cute project here altering a wooden box from Ikea using woodgrain paper as one of the papers to cover it.

Sources

One of the most well-known woodgrain paper manufacturer out there right bananafrogshimellelainewoodgrain.jpgnow is Hambly Screenprints. Not only is there a paper (printed on kraft paper, shown above right), but there is also a transparency available – like the one used by Renee, shown above.

Another interesting way to incorporate a bit of the woodgrain look to your scrapbook page, is by using a stamp. You can get a woodgrain stamp from Banana Frog, designed by Shimelle Laine. See photo at left and link to Shimelle’s project above.

To read our past 3-part series on scrapbooking trends for 2008 with comments from some well-known scrapbook designers, please click here, here and here. Additional posts about trends in scrapbooking, can be read here.

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