Wood Grain Texture For Pirate Ship!

Decorating By reneej Updated 17 Jun 2010 , 1:50am by Motorhead

reneej Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 2:58am
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I am making a pirate ship and was wondering if there is a special tool to make the wood grain texture for the boards?

Any help is soooooo much appreciated!

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lisamenz Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 3:06am
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I have one that I have had for years. You can buy one at Micheal's . They carry Duff's new small impression mats. I believe he has a wood grain in one of the packages. Also look in other sections of the craft stores. They will have them in other areas, like clay or etc.

cherrycakes Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 3:52am
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I just recently made a pirate ship. I used modeling chocolate/fondant and cut out planks. Once they were on the cake I took a small, sharp knife and randomly scored lines in it. I then painted the planks with gel colour mixed with vodka to give more colour variation. Good luck!

reneej Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 12:17am
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Thank you both!!!

chellescountrycakes Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 12:41am
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Thats what I do, I just take my fondant/gumpaste and score it. I have done quite a few signs and peirs, and even a wooden cross and they all look like wood. I just go crazy with the pointy tool in my wilton tool kit thingy.

Motorhead Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 1:50am
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i purchased Duff's woodgrain impression, i would suggest using half fondant/half gumpaste. i found just using the fondant, the impression was not as crisp as i had wanted. but still nice. and they are small as well (impression mat). HTH

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