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.
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.
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.
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.