Creating Woodgrain Effects with Pigment Inks

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a fun way to use tools from the home décor section with gel printing: more specifically wood grain tools!

I love using pigment inks on a gel plate and I love the soft effects that you can get with them. I am using inks by Altenew but you can use any pigments inks that you have, including Distress Oxides.

Pigment Inks are slightly opaque and dry slower compared to dye inks so you can have fun experimenting with them! Plus you will get lots of bonus ghost prints.

I love anything woodgrain or that will give me delicious texture so when I saw these, I knew I had to get them! You can definitely try these tools with acrylic paint as well.

Watch my video tutorial below:

I hope that you enjoy my video tutorial, if you have any questions please do let me know.

Have a great day!




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7 thoughts on “Creating Woodgrain Effects with Pigment Inks”

      1. I wanted the link to the curved plastic tools that you used to achieve the woodgrain effects. That was the title of the video and why I watched it. Thank youl

  1. I think you can get curved wood grain tools at a painting decor shop like Benjamin Moore, but Amazon has them too. Look under “wood graining tools”

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