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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Snow Front, Christmas Ornament, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Now for something completely different! I found this idea on a stamping blog. You can see it here. There's a video on how to stamp on wood. The original ornament used the deer stamp. I didn't have that stamp set but I did have a tree and bird so that is what I played with and it worked.

I had my husband slice me up some wood pieces. We had a black walnut tree that had to be cut down and we saved a few of the branches. I wasn't sure why but I convinced my husband that I really needed them.  See why you should never toss anything out?  My slice is a bit oblong, it doesn't matter.  It measures about 2-3/4" x 3".  And that includes the bark.  I did have to sand it a little bit, it wasn't as smooth as I wanted it. You don't want any of the rings in the piece to be able to be felt with your fingers or the stamp will not hit all the surfaces you want it to.

I took the tree from the "Snow Front" set and stamped it using black Staz-On ink.  While that was drying I took the bird from the set and used Real Red ink to stamp it on one of the branches.

I was going to stamp a sun onto the wood but the center rings of the branch kind of look like a cold winter sun.

Then I took one of the ground images from the set and stamped on the wood using Old Olive. After stamping that I realized that it won't look so wintery if the ground is green. So I thought I would cover it up with Whisper White Craft ink. I also added some lines of Whisper White craft ink to the trees to make it look like there was snow on the branches.  A little while later I noticed that the craft ink was not drying. SO I dabbed it off onto a paper towel and I repeated that until I could no longer see any on my finger when I checked to see if it was gone.  I took out my white acrylic paint and I colored over the stamped area. If you look really close you can see on the left side of the tree the green was starting to come through. I also added the paint to the branches.  The paint tried and I sealed it with some Modge Podge. Modge Podge will make the water base inks bleed. The bird got a little bit fuzzy, but not too much. You want to take a quick thin sweep over the bird and let it dry. Once dry repeat and when that is dry then cover the entire piece. I think if I give it another coat of paint it may hide it. Painting on top of the Modge Podge should keep that yellowish color in it's place.  Or I may just leave it as it is. It's my first stamping on wood piece ever!!!  

The original ornament used some of the new gold eyelash ribbon. I didn't buy any but I did have some white so I used that. I took some of the new Christmas ribbon with the gold edge and tied a knot at the tip. Then I tied the white eyelash thread/yarn to the ribbon. 

I had some jingle bells left over that were retired so I colored two of them using Poppy Parade and Mossy Meadow Blends pens.  I let them dry and then tied the silver one (gold would have been better  but I'm using what I have) to the ribbon. I tied the red and green one to the silver bells string and the piece was done. 

I think it's adorable. It's got a nice rustic look to it. A great ornament for a guys tree too!  

I believe you can order wood slices online. I didn't shop for any because I had access to them.  I have a bunch sliced and drilled and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them all.  I do have grandkids here next month and maybe they'd like to paint some for their tree.  This was a fun time stamping. It was something different for a change!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,


Hilda Burton said...

Great job. It's adorable! Enjoy your day!

Wavah said...

What a cute and clever way to stamp on wood. Good job Wanda