For this crafty project, I used Susan's co-branded stamp set, "Going Wild". To begin, I used the clearsnap mini POP ink in Mystery to stamp the fox and the owl on white cardstock.
Next, I used the mini POP ink in Kiss and Fresh on the basket lids. I just swiped the ink pad right onto the wood lid. I also used a damp paintbrush to fill in small areas where I couldn't get into with the ink pad.
I colored in the images with markers and cut them out.
I used Decoart acrylic paints in red, yellow, light and dark green to paint plaid and polka dots on the lids, on top of the red and green ink.
After experimenting a bit, I decided to add a border around the images so they would stand out better. I glued the images on top of cream colored cardstock and cut around them. I lettered out the words "Be Merry" and "You are loved" with an ultra fine sharpie marker onto white cardstock and cut them out in rectangular shapes.
With an old paintbrush, I brushed Decou-page on the back of the cut out images and adhered them to the lids. When they were dry, I brushed more Decou-page on top of the images. After completely drying, I outlined all images with a charcoal pencil and gently smudged them with a Q-tip.
I added dashes, a squiggly line and dots around the lid border with paint and a small paintbrush. Then I coated the surfaces with the Decou-page. When dry, I sprayed them with Decoart's acrylic matte sealer.
I hope you enjoyed my final 2016 project, as I have enjoyed sharing ideas with you these past months. I hope you have a beautiful Holiday Season with loved ones and family.
Joyce Shaulis Susan K. Weckesser Creative Design Team Member
Susan K. Weckesser products used:
https://www.unitystampco.com/ Going Wild
https://www.clearsnap.com/ mini POP inks in: Mystery, Kiss, Fresh
Other products used:
https:decoart.com/ acrylic paints in red, yellow, light green, dark green. Decou-page, Acrylic matte sealer
miniature picnic baskets from Michaels
ultra-fine Sharpie marker