Saturday 18 May 2013

Wood Veneers

I love using these on my layouts but when I recently ordered some heart shaped wood veneers from Studio Calico and received a tiny pack of rather shabby shapes which must have weighed less than an ounce , I realised what a rip-off they were. So I've set about making my own. I managed to buy a small pack of wood veneer off- cuts intended for model makers - I bought them from an amazing art shop called Cass Art but I'm sure you can get them online too.

There are about 10 pieces of various wood veneers and it cost all of £2 . I then tried experimenting with my various punches. Woodware punches worked the best and fairly solid shapes without too much detail worked well. Make sure your wood veneer sheets are thin and the larger and chunkier the shape the more success you'll have. I punched out the following stars with ease - they're about 1.5 cm in width and I'm planning on punching some more hearts and stars in various sizes. Won't be having to order any more over-priced commercially produced wood veneers from now on - very chuffed !

Here are the results ...


  1. haha I felt the same way when I received my wood veneer hearts. I pulled out my woodgrain paper from Simon Says Stamp, punched out a few hearts with my Martha Stewart punch and was much happier with the result! :)

    Also, KaiserCraft has some gorgeous wooden flourishes that are excellent quality and reasonably priced. They are made in Australia.

  2. What a brilliant idea! And I love the negative bits too.