Sunday, February 1, 2015

Recycled Stamping Block

February has come around so quick...there was so much I wanted to get done, I think I've only achieved half of what I set out to do,lol.
So here we are, all set for February's Challenge over at.....Rhedd's Creative Spirit.....
For my project this month I decided to alter a wooden stamping block....I have quite a few that I took the stamps off, I then sanded the wood all ready to use...lots of different sizes.

 I gessoed the wood then painted it in cream acrylic paint.

Once dry I spritzed with some dark pink acrylic paint that I had diluted with water and dried it using the heat tool. Then using a dotted stencil I pounced evergreen bough distress ink all over the block.

I set the block aside to dry completely before stamping the image and sentiment and shrubs.
I also added a sentiment to the back of the block....

To finish I distressed the edges with pickled raspberry ink....
To be honest I was very pleased with the finished piece, so much so that I intend making a few more,this one looks lovely on my dressing table, so a few more dotted around my home would look lovely.
Hope to see you enter the challenge, remember it is for altered art & mixed media can find the challenge here...Rhedd's Creative Spirit


Rupa S said...

Great idea to re purpose wooden stamping blocks, Sandie. This just looks beautiful and sure would add that beauty to your dressing table. Do share the rest. Hugs.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

I think I will have to go remove my stamps from the blocks - such an innovative idea and you are full of them.It is beautiful.Did I tell you I am so pleased to be on your team and working alongside you again xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is lovely. Very pretty
Can't wait to see the rest of them.
They remind me of books! Lol, yes, that is the way my brain works.....scary eh? Lol
Seriously though, beautiful work

Sammy said...

This is sooooo lovely Sandie, and such a brilliant idea! x

Carol said...

Great idea - love how you've decorated it xx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's so pretty. I know that either of my girls would love to have it in their bedrooms. Blessings!