Wednesday 11 May 2011

A Stampbord Box

Cazro has chosen INCHIES for the theme this fortnight at The Spotlight Challenge. I absolutely love inchies particularly using a few at a time but I would also like to have a try of individual ones too sometime :)

As I'm really short on time and energy I did have a play with a few different types but time ticking on I thought I'd show this one which I did make a while ago but not published.  Have had kids being a tad unwell and my mind has been god knows where this week lol!

So anyway hope you like the little tutorial and please do have a go, you just need to use 3 or more inchies on your design :)


Materials list:

Wooden Box
Stamp - Stamp Oasis "Starry Eyed" from The Stampman
Moonshadow Ink - Tawny Turquoise
Promarkers - Sky blue, French Navy, Orchid, purple, leaf green, blush
Stampbord 1" pieces
Glitter gel pens
Scratching tool
Step 1 - Lay your pieces of stampbord face down and sellotape them firmly together on the back. Stamp your image onto the front (It helps to have a solid surface to stamp on)

Step 2 - Colour your image in with promarkers. As the surface is a smooth clay the promarkers don't dry instantly so I have used the chisel nib to add some blue to the edge then used my finger to streak it across to make the sky effect. Use the sparkly gel pens to add accents.

Step 3 - Use a scratching or poky tool to gently scratch highlights onto the image as seen on the finished piece below. Dye your wooden box with the moonshadow ink giving it a couple of coats and drying with a heatgun or hairdryer. Adhere your stampbord tiles to the lid.

(Optional extras - Stamp a swirly pattern using gold acrylic paint on the stamp and press the box down onto it (I used Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish and a Gold dabber).  You can glaze your tiles using a clear dimensional glaze or for quickness use a clear ink pad and clear embossing powder.  Use the chisel end of a black or gold promarker or gold acrylic paint to edge around the tiles)


Mau xx said...

This is just gorgeous, haven't ever done this before..must try it xx Mau

Neil said...

Hi there. Love how you have done this box! The golds and browns really set off the top tiles beautifully. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a good day.

Neet said...

Love that box - wish you had also put it in for our inchies swap on Just for Fun. Maybe next time?
Missed seeing you yesterday - miffed!

Juls said...

OH MY WORD WOW!!!!!!!!! This is utterly amazing!!!! Hugs Juls