trying out Redeemwood

trying out redeemwood

Doug from Redeemwood has been making artist wood substrates out of recycled pallet wood and was giving samples away to try out, so I asked for one, because I really love painting on wood.

trying out redeemwood

He sent me a 5.25 x 6.5 inch sample. Once side has a special coating for pencil and the other for paint.  I normally would have only used the paint side, but I couldn’t resist the urge to do something with charcoal and colored pencil too.  So, I went to work.

trying out redeemwood

I decided to try and create the same image on both sides, but with the different mediums.  Dual personalities or twins? Not sure.

On the pencil side, I used white and black charcoal and various colored pencil, but tried to allow some of the natural wood color to show through.  On the paint side, I used acrylic paints and a black stabilo pencil.

trying out redeemwood

trying out redeemwood

What I love about the substrate is the texture and wonky shape of the wood. It is also recycled which I really love.  The wood was sanded pretty smooth, but there is still enough texture that adds a quality I really like to both the pencil side and paint side. The wood seam across the middle seems solid and put together well, but I wouldn’t want to risk dropping it. And it seems lighter than you would think too. Overall, I would definitely use Redeemwood again. Thank you so much Doug, for letting me try out your great product.

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7 Responses to trying out Redeemwood

  1. Very cool! I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. angella says:

    results look awesome!

  3. Doug Collins says:

    Regina, Thank you so much for the review! I just wanted to mention that the wood seam is amazingly strong (it is a joiner system that uses a spline between both pieces). Dropping your awesome artwork will definitely not damage the joint on the recycled shipping pallet wood canvas! Thank you again!

  4. Thea Whalley says:

    Such beautiful expression on their faces. The wood makes it seem timeless, as if their portrait was captured long ago!

  5. Raesha says:

    That is so awesome! I love how the images look so different just on the different sides and with different mediums. My bestie received the little coffee painting and SHE LOVES IT! She’s in the process of moving to a new house and she said she is going to decorate her kitchen in the colors of the painting and also hang it in her kitchen so she sees it everyday 🙂 HOW FUN!! Thank you:)

  6. katy says:

    regina, wow this painting and drawing are stunning i love seeing them both!

  7. Linda Wehrli says:

    I will look into purchasing these for my art school. Very excited to learn about this product. Thank you for posting about it.

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