Hello! Although I am hosting the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge this month, I will still be sharing more normal stamping, cardmaking and die cutting videos. However, they will all tie into the let’s-give-what-we-make theme. Today? Today I show how easy and fun it is to stamp and color on wood embellishments.
Oh me oh my these little guys are extremely addictive! So much fun to make! In fact I plan to have the kids make a bunch of these for Christmas ornament gifts.
All you need is some type of wood embellishment. I used Amy Tangerine’s Wood Slices and they are perfect. However, you could use large wood veneer embellishments or even wood paper (which can be die cut into any shape you want). Just stamp with permanent ink and add heavy coloring with colored pencils. I am a big fan of Prismacolor – they go on like butter.
And aren’t these stamps the cutest? They are from this month’s My Monthly Hero kit. You get the stamps and dies… and even the faux moss on the bottom of the pieces. This stamp set was designed by the uber-talented Kathy Racoosin. I am so proud of her! Hurry – last month’s kit sold out fast and I bet this one will also.
These would be to hang on a plant to give as a gift… or adhere them to the front of a card. I tell ya – they are addictive!
In the video, I mention three other videos:
- Adding highlights on stamped images with a white colored pencil.
- Letterpress with wood veneer pieces.
- Adding shading to stamped images with colored pencils.
I am so excited to see so many of you participating in the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. Imagine all the kindness we are spreading – it is bound to make a difference. The little gifts I created in this video will be sent to faraway friends as part of our Week 1 challenge of sending kindness to friends and family.
Today’s giveaway is a 24 pack of Prismacolor Colored Pencils! (Donated by yours truly.) For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/10/15 telling me if you like using colored pencils or markers better. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.