I just came up with this idea to combine the 2 things my daughter is trying to decide on for her cake for her 16th bday. I am going to make a combing bowling and Nightmare before Christmas. I want to do a figure of Jack Skellington bowling. How would I make the wood grain effect for the lane?
I found this. Hope it helps
Here is one with pictures
and one more..(PROMISE)
When I did this one, I took three colors (a large amount of a yellow brown, a and smaller amounts of a light brown and a dark brown. I rolled them into sausage shapes of the same length, put them side by side, twisted them and rolled them out. I wasn't crazy about the pattern, so I cut the whole thing into three pieces, rolled them into sausages again, put them side by side, gave them another twist and rolled them out again. Once they were rolled out, I checked the back of the piece and liked it better so I turned it over and used that to surface the lane.
thanks alvarezmom for all the great info!
thanks so much! That really does help!!!