DIY Real Wood Paper Roses and Anniversary Card
Looking for an easy yet stunning wood paper project? Wood Roses are the answer! The color combinations and variations are endless! You are only limited by your own imagination!
For this project you will be using our Fleece Back papers (link below). We started with Aspen in the center, then Birch, then Cherry and finished with Walnut.
Real Wood Paper – Fleece Back .010″ thick
(We used Aspen, Cherry and Walnut.)
Oval paper punch
Glue – We used Beacons 3 in 1 but a glue gun would work as well
Small bowl of water
Paper towel or dish towel
Toothpick or other small round item to wrap wood around
Paper punch your ovals so the grain is going the length of your oval (this will allow the paper to curl the right direction).
Cut ovals in half and soak ovals in water for up to 1 minute.
Remove ovals from water and place on towel to drain excess water.
For the first center petal piece, carefully wrap a piece around the toothpick. When you have the desired size, apply glue to the bottom edge of the petal. For all other pieces, apply a bead of glue to the bottom (cut/straight edge) of the petal and wrap it around the previous petal. Continue layering until you have the desired look and size. You can create a rosebud all the way to a fully open rose just by creating space between the top of the previous layers petals as you glue the bottom to the base of the flower.
Using Stain and Vinyl Decals on Real Wood Panels
We are often asked if you can stain our wood sheets and panels. Our products are Real Wood shaved from Real Trees so the answer is YES! No preparation needed. Go ahead and apply stain to our wood like you would any thing wood piece.
For this project we used our 1/8″ Thick Maple Panel. We applied an English Chestnut stain leaving the center the original color. We purchased a Vinyl Welcome Decal from a seller on Etsy because we love to support small business crafters! The jar is a small recycled basil pesto jar because we love to recycle! The jar top was wrapped with twine and glued with Gorilla Glue. Pretty flowers, ribbons and bows added to soften the hardness of the wood. Voila! DIY Wood Welcome Sign for your front door or entryway.
Our Wood Panels come in 2 thickness (1/16″ and 1/8″ thick) and 4 different species (Birch, Cherry, Maple, Walnut). Check them out HERE. They are great for wood burning, laser cutting, screen printing, acrylic painting, and anything your creative mind imagines.
Colored Pencils on Cherry Wood Paper
For this project, we printed a line art drawing of a poppy flower onto our 8.5″ x 11″ Cherry Paper Back .016″ thick sheet with a laser printer. Our sheets are not recommended for ink jet printers. Once the poppy was printed, our artist began coloring with Prismacolor Colored Pencils that can be purchased at any hobby store or online. The cherry wood paper was not treated with anything prior to printing and coloring.
DIY Wood Strip Spheres & Die Cutting Wood Sheets
Creating unique home decor items is quick and easy with Real Wood Paper. These 2 projects took no time at all.
For our DIY Wood Strip Spheres, we used 8.5″ x 11″ Birch Wood Back .025″ thick and 8.5″ x 11″ Walnut Wood Back .025″ thick wood sheets and mini brads. Cut strips into desired width, soak in water for a few minutes to increase flexibility and start bending. Using a small circle punch, punch a hole in the layers to attach them with a brad.
For our DIY Wood Sign, we printed our image on our 8.5″ x 11″ Birch Paper Back .016″ thick. Our paper back sheets are slightly textured which is great for adhering to another sheet of wood or cardstock. Using Spellbinder Dies and Sizzix Die Cutting Machine, we cut 3 different sizes using 8.5″ x 11″ Birch Paper Back .016″ thick, 8.5″ x 11″ Walnut Paper Back .016″ thick, and 8.5″ x 11″ Walnut Wood Back .025″ thick. We like to use Beacon’s 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue to adhere our wood sheets together. We then cut a little triangle to use as a stand on the back of our sign.
Writing on Real Wood Paper with an Ink Pen
We are often asked if one can write with a pen on our Real Wood Paper sheets. Why yes you can! However, make sure it is a standard ball point pen and not a pen with really wet ink. Wet inks tend to bleed and follow the grain of the wood. With the right pen…You can write, you can draw, you can do it all!
In our project sample, we have used our 5″ x 7″ Birch Wood Back .025″ thick Long Grain sheets and a black ball point pen. (Short Grain also available.) Our talented artist just “doodled some flowers” during a meeting. The only limitation is your own imagination. Have fun “doodling” your own beautiful images for cards, postcards, invitations or whatever your heart desires.
Wood Burning on Wood Veneer Panels
Wood burning isn’t as intimidating as it sounds. It’s actually quite fun! It doesn’t require expensive equipment to get started. We have a decent wood burner from one of the local hobby stores that came with a nice selection of tips. For this project, we chose our 12″ x 8″ Long Grain 1/16″ Walnut Wood Panel but any of our species would work. View: 1/16″ Wood Panels and 1/8″ Wood Panels. You can wood burn on our Wood Back .025″ Thick Wood Paper Sheets but it does take a lighter hand. If you do want to burn a circle or shape entirely through the wood sheet, that can be accomplished easily with this thickness. We used the Flow and the Shading tips on this piece. We began with drawing a circle lightly in pencil as a guide and just went free hand with our design from there. After the wood burning was complete, we glued on a Laser Cut Blessed sign for 3D effect.
Tracing Image & Acrylic Painting on Wood Panel
Wood You Be Mine? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This simple and quick project is unique and super cute!
All you need is tracing paper, pencil, printed image to trace, tape, acrylic paints, brushes and of course a Real Wood Panel. For this project we used a 12″ x 8″ 1/16″ thick Birch Wood Panel. To see all our panels, visit the website HERE. All you need to do is place the tracing paper under your image you want to trace and on top of the wood panel. Tape it down to prevent shifting, trace and paint! For corner accents, we used our Cherry and Walnut Heart Shaped Hang Tags.
Acrylic Painting on Wood Panels
It may be winter here but we are dreaming of beautiful sunflowers. For this project, you can use either of our 12″ x 8″ Long Grain Real Wood 1/16″ Panels or Real Wood 1/8″ Panels. We chose to use our Walnut 1/16″ Panel. We did nothing to prep or treat the wood panel prior to painting. Our artist sat down and began painting with acrylic paints. Within a half hour, she had this complete. Simply beautiful.
Real Wood New Years Ball
Happy 2019 from All of Us at Real Wood Paper! We look forward to this New Year and all the possibilities to come! 2018 was filled with many changes and much growth. 2019 can only be even better with our larger work space and expanded product lines.
For this project, we created our very own New Years Eve Ball to drop. We used a mix of our Walnut .025″ Wood Back 11″ x 17″ Short Grain and Long Grain. Short Grain added flexibility and Long Grain added strength. We cut the sheets into 2″ strips. We glued the long grain to the back of the short grain and staggered them so the strip ends did not line up with each other creating long strips that had the perfect amount of flex and strength to create the ball. Suspend a beautiful snowflake ornament and you have your very own DIY Real Wood Paper Ball.
Christmas Tree Acrylic Painting on Wood
Merry Christmas! It has been a beautiful year here at RWP! Our artist had a little time to create with friends. While this is a cedar plank from the local lumber yard, we still wanted to show you this fun idea for painting with acrylic paints on wood. You can do this same project on any of our Real Wood Paper Wood Sheets and Panels. You can shop all our products HERE.