What 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 class 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.
Hambly shows a cute project here altering a wooden box from Ikea using woodgrain paper as one of the papers to cover it.
One of the most well-known woodgrain paper manufacturer out there right now 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.