TWO PROJECTS! Narrow Arrow Pallet with Encaustic + Stencil
Card Box turns Travel Kit
Narrow Arrow Pallet with Encaustic + Stencil:
I've painted and distressed Walnut Hollow's Narrow Rustic Arrow Pallet with encaustic paints and StencilGirl's "Scribbles" stencil designed by Daniella Woolf.
|As soon as I saw Walnut Hollow's WOOD selections, I jumped for joy! |
Wood is the perfect substrate for encaustic painting.
|I'm priming the surface of the pallet with two coats of encaustic medium,|
fusing with heat between layers.
|I protected each neighboring slat with tape since I'm using a different color for each.|
|Can you see the bottom connecting piece that I painted black? |
I had fun choosing the colors and deciding on different distressed looks.
|The "Scribbles" stencil created a crackle look, which I like.|
|The final piece could hang by itself or in a grouping with other art pieces. |
It could also serve as a signpost when hung horizontally. Just add text.
Card Box turns Travel Kit:
This little Basswood Box by Walnut Hollow may have been designed to hold two decks of cards, but I've found it to be the perfect size for my StencilGirl travel stencils, ink pads, and applicator.
|The first thing I did was paint the outside of the box with a base coat; I used a yellow ochre gesso. After a light sanding, I painted over the ochre with titan buff (not pictured).|
|Once the second layer of paint was dry, I applied walnut ink to the surface to give it an aged look and let it dry.|
|My little 4x4" stencils fit perfectly in the lid! I fastened sticky-back Velcro to the inside of the lid (as shown) and made a 'strap' to keep the stencils in place when the lid is closed. I covered the 'strap' section of Velcro with decorative tape.|
|I've got my stencils, ink pad, pan pastels and foam applicator all in one place. I discovered that my little Altoid tin watercolor palette fits in this box too!|
|I used my compass rose stencil and a couple of postage stamps to finish up. |
I'm ready to go!
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