Howdy folks! Woah Nellie is it cold today! Looks like it will warm up a bit tomorrow just in time to get 1 or 2 feet of snow, ahhh, Maine weather, I think I will stay inside and craft! Here is a box I painted a while back and then stamped with a homemade honeycomb stamp I made with Sculpey bake and bend clay. I used it last week to create flexible molds with and I have to say my mind is spinning with all of the creative possibilities of this stuff.
Here’s how I painted the box with acrylic paint:
- Paint the box light green. Let dry
- Mix cream with glazing medium and paint over the green then press plastic wrap in the wet glaze and smoosh the wrap around to create cool texture. Let dry.
- Tear some paper and tape it to the box to mask off an area that will be honeycomb.
- Use a sponge to dab yellow ocher, cream and brown in the masked off areas. Let dry.
- Use a sponge brush or make-up wedge to apply brown paint to the rubber stamp (watch the video to learn how to make the stamp) and stamp in the yellow areas.
- Remove the paper mask and use a small round brush to outline the yellow honeycomb sections.
- Use a liner brush and watery brown paint to paint the lettering on the box. Let dry.
- Mix some brown with glaze medium and sponge around the edges and corners to antique it.
- Cut bees (Anna Griffin I think) from pattern paper and decoupage on with water-based varnish or decoupage medium and give the whole box a coat of varnish while you are at it.
- Don’t forget to paint the inside of the box for a professional look!
Tip: Lay a piece of waxed paper between the top and bottom of the box when closed for the first week after it is painted so they won’t stick together, this gives the paint a chance to fully cure.
Now, on to the stamp making video!
If you have any questions just leave a comment and I will get right back to you! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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