Today we are featuring 3D floral projects by Leah and myself using our new Spring Bouquet stamp set! We have lots to share today! Let’s begin with this gorgeous wooden box by Leah!
Hello stamping friends! Today I have an Inspired By Stamping 3d floral project to share with you and some tips about using watercolors on wood. Here is my project.
I had a little gift bag shaped box that is made out of wood in my stash of things to alter and decided to try paining on it. I first chose my stamp sets which are Spring Bouquet and Hummingbirds. I stamped my images in Versfine Onyx Black ink as it won’t bleed when it gets wet. I then chose to use Inktense Pencils to color with. These pencils aren’t watercolors they are actually ink that can be moved around and painted with water initially but once dry they are permanent. I prefer these when working on fabric or wood. The way I like to paint with them is to get my brush wet and then take my wet brush directly to the tip of the pencil to pick up color. I feel I have more control this way.
What I noticed the most painting on the wood is that you have a grain to work with and going against it doesn’t work well and you get a lot more bleed out with colors because the wood absorbs more water around it even if you didn’t purposely get it wet. That is quite different than watercolor paper which has a much higher degree of control. I had the worst amount of bleeding around my hummingbird but I just went with it and added the blue background. I think to avoid as much bleeding you would need to frequently heat set to keep the wood drier. Over all I am happy with the finished piece and since the I used the Inktense pencils the color is permanent. I hope you enjoyed my project today!
I’m up next with this altered tin can that we received this Christmas. My daughter received new paints and brushes for Christmas and we thought it would be a great place to store all her brushes in. She’s been using it and today I grabbed it off her desk and altered it a little bit.
(I mentioned a few days ago my camera broke. It is still not fixed yet. I am waiting on a quote. Do I fix it or buy a new one. All the photos today are with my iphone.)
My DD (darling daughter) room is decorated with a Paris theme so I just knew that I had to create my own Paris background paper using our Paris stamp set! This set will be retiring once we sell out.
Lot’s of glue used here. I used Helmar craft glue to adhere it. Ladies in Australia did you know that you can pick this glue up at cheap shop! I was like a kid in a candy store when I saw it there!
Next I grabbed our Pinks Ribbon Collection and also some Crochet Trim Collection. I love the folded ribbon technique and this week used glue instead of tape. A bit messier but I am hoping it will stay on the paper permanently.
And here is the finished project! I used our Spring Bouquet stamp set. I used the same technique as the butterflies video tutorial here. After the image was dry, I cut it out using our Fancy Labels 2 Die. And then layered it with two circle dies.
I hope that you have enjoyed today’s project! It was a lot of fun to create. Would you like a sped up video tutorial of how I color the Spring Bouquet? Let me know in the comment section. Your feedback means so much!
Kendra will be here tomorrow with an amazing tutorial! See you then! With Paper Hugs, Joanna