Question: Is it still considered faux bois if you traced actual wood grain to make your design??
Either way, I did it on the wooden bowl in my dining room that just about a week ago I made a taped stripe design on.
Here is the bowl in it's original state:
Here it is with stripes (that I just made with tape so they weren't permanent).
The stripes were fun but I got sick of them quick. So I pulled them all off and used my new gold leafing pen to trace over some of the wood grain patterns on the bowl to give it a faux bois affect.
And here it is now.
I only did it on the outside of the bowl. I think it would be pretty if the inside was covered in a coat of gold paint, but for now I'm really happy with how it looks with just the gold design on the outside.
It was super easy to do this since I was just tracing the most prominent wood grain markings. I didn't really have to put any thought at all into the design.
Obviously my little pop of color for the dining room is gone, but I love this look so much more than the pink and white stripes. I think this one's a keeper!