How to Create a Bark Effect

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How to Create a Bark Effect
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First cut paper into four layers roughly the same size squares

First cut paper into four layers roughly the same size squares

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Then rip the paper into long sections. It is important to tear the paper instead of cut as it gives a more natural edge

Then rip the paper into long sections. It is important to tear the paper instead of cut as it gives a more natural edge

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Then using an unthreaded sewing machine on a free hand setting; sew into the paper to create small holes giving the bark a wood worm effect

Then using an unthreaded sewing machine on a free hand setting; sew into the paper to create small holes giving the bark a wood worm effect

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Next you will need to scrunch up each piece to make the paper softer and to give a crinkle effect

Next you will need to scrunch up each piece to make the paper softer and to give a crinkle effect

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Sew the strips on top of each other to layer them up

Sew the strips on top of each other to layer them up

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Once sewn cut the layers between the stitches and tear the edges

Once sewn cut the layers between the stitches and tear the edges

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Once you have cut and separate the layers add a dark brown and black dye or water colour to the separated areas and dry

Once you have cut and separate the layers add a dark brown and black dye or water colour to the separated areas and dry

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