Today I’m going to show you how to make faux wooden accents from
chipboard. The look of wood is perfect for adding warmth to all
your fall pages. I love how it feels like I was able to bring
the woods right onto my page.

The basic supplies needed for this project: Small Frames Chip Art from GCD Studios, acrylic paint in a rich
orange and cream, a few paint brushes, a non-stick surface like the
Craft Matte from Ranger and Maya Mist (Brown and Sunflower

Start by painting one of your chipboard pieces the burnt orange color
(I used Monarch by Making Memories) and the other two cream (Sand
Sable by Americana). Be sure to get all the edges of the
chipboard as well.

Once dry, spray mist on the non-stick matte and paint on the
mist. The best tool for this is a really worn out brush, one
that you may not have washed properly after using. ;)

It’s best to work in one direction, like the grain found on wood. This
first “wooden frame” mimics cedar. Simply, dry brush brown ink
that has been sprayed on the matte over cream frame.

The second frame looks like oak. Brush yellow mist over cream
and let dry. Follow up with dry brushing brown mist over the

The last frame looks like maple. Repeat dry brushing the brown
ink over the burnt orange painted frame. Here they are together in
order from right to left; maple, cedar, oak)

I finished off the oak and maple with a quick spray of Krylon Satin
finish spray. I left the cedar unfinished because cedar wood
often has a “raw” look to it.

Here are a few close up photos of the faux wood finishes.

All patterned papers by GCD Studios, Joyful Peace and Ella Blue

Other supplies used: Alpha Stickers by Making Memories, Punches
by EK Success (acorn, leaf and label punch), Making Memories Slice
using the Vintage Findings design card, and Stamps by Studio Calico
(October) and Stamp Craft (leaf).

Be sure to subscribe to the GCD Studios newsletter to also for some
helpful tips on assembling this style of scrapbook page
Hope you can add some "wooden" embellishments to your next project!


  1. What a great idea!!! I love how this turned out!!!! PERFECT!!!

  2. That's a great idea! I know I have some acrylic paints laying around to try this.