Hey there, it's Friday and I'm hopping with Stampendous again today for a finale round of inspiration with Nathalie Kalbach and I'm kind of excited to say that we are hopping with her fantastic Creative Squad too!
You are in for a treat, so get comfy and have fun jumping to each hop today with some fantastic inspiration.
Hop info before we get going, we have been hopping all week so if you are just getting sight of our hop you have four other days you can browse through, but there is also a little incentive. There are three prize packages for grabs from the folks who leave comments on our hop posts this week. Stop by the Stampendous blog for details!
Now here is my 3D project for today.
When I saw the Elephant set, I've kind of been dreaming of making a decor item out of it. I'm so glad I did this, learned a lot and I think I would sew muslin together next time to make the process faster and less expensive.
I purchased Balsa Wood and outlined 6 elephant shapes from the foam stamp. I trimmed all of them with a sharp craft knife, glued them all together and then sanded the edges or whittled them away in areas until I had the look I wanted.
I painted in vibrant colors, but before any of that could happen I needed a good layer of white gesso to dry.
TIP: Stamping on tissue paper will give you a negative image when flipped. That's how I was able to make a two-sided art. The supply list and instructions are at the end of my post today.
Now it's time to jump over to the next person in the hop!
Janelle Stollfus - you are here!
NKCF01 Elephant Foam/Cling Rubber Stamp Set
STF082 Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink pad by Tsukineko®
White tissue paper
Balsa wood 6" x 36"
Media Line paints by DecoArt
Matte Decoupage Sealer by DecoArt
Acrylic paint by Liquitex and Amsterdam
Black Paint Pen by Liquitex
Silver Metallic Uniball 1.0 Pen by Sanford
- Trace around foam elephant stamp onto balsa wood and trim. Repeat for desired thickness of statue.
- Glue pieces together and press evenly for manufacturers suggested dry time.
- Use sandpaper and emery board to smooth edges.
- Paint a layer of white gesso all over and let dry.
- Paint base color and let dry.
- Stamp detail elephant stamp twice onto tissue paper with black ink and heat set. Trim closely to image edge.
- Brush on a coat of Decoupage sealer and then carefully place tissue over elephant shape, carefully brush down creases and air bubbles as you apply a top sealer coat. Repeat on other side with second stamped image.
- Use paint and paint markers to color sections of the design.
- Add one more layer of sealant and you're done.