We do a couple of interesting things on wood, such as engraving, chalking and inking, before we use the wood panel on a birthday card. Interested? Let me show you more.
I use a wide flat brush to paint a square piece of masonite with black gesso.
I then use Gold Acrylic Paint to cover the gesso with.
Notice how I allowed the black to show through the gold by painting only a thin and uneven coat of gold.
I will be using my Chizzel-it set for most of this project, but all of these tools are available in other brands and manual tools as well.
This is a battery operated tool with different heads that are attached.
I start with the engraving head.
I position a metal stencil on the wooden square and chisel away with the engraving tool.
You can see that the wood has been engraved right down and into the wood surface.
I now use a small brush to stencil the background white using acrylic paint. This is to make sure that the rest of the colors will appear bright.
I put the little brush head on to stencil ink from an ink pad onto the design.
This battery operated brush works exactly as any normal stenciling brush.
I am not sure that this is bright enough for my liking, but I have a few more tricks up my sleeve.
I use the buffing tool and my soft pastels next.
I use yet another stencil for this step, wanting to create a border around the design.
I loosely powder pastel inside the border.
I then use the buffing tool to give me a chalked finish.
I like the chalked effect, but I want a sharper edge and brighter colors.
I decide to turn to my Inktense Blocks.
Using a medium round brush, I wet the brush and pick the color up from the blocks, exactly as I would watercolors.
As the design is engraved into the wood, it is very simple to stay inside the tiny lines.
I then place the border stencil back on the design. I use the engraving tool to chisel into the wood all along the frame.
Now the chalking makes more sense!
I use a cutting mat, craft knife and metal ruler to cut a 12"x12" craft paper in half.
The double-sided paper is then folded in half.
I use double-sided tape to attach a journaling tag to the card.
I love how this tag mirrors the design on the masonite embellishment.
I use Tombow glue to attach the masonite square.
Things are starting to come together.
I lay down two rows of glue dots.
I use the glue dots to stick down some rhinestone embellishments and that concludes the card. Fun, wasn't it?
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