Hello, Crafty Peeps! Looking for a fun way to make your next outdoor meal truly organic? Serve your food on a tray made from a Basswood® Country Round™ and painted with ColorBox® Pigment Inks! My tree slice was thick enough to make two trays.
Before working with my Country Round™ wood slice, I treated the bark with four coats of acrylic sealant.
- ColorBox® Pigment Ink Full Pad – Willow
- ColorBox® Pigment Ink Full Pad – Red Pearl
- ColorBox® Pigment 3 Color Ink Pad – Vinyard
- ColorBox® Art Screen – Geometric – Geometric
- ColorBox® Color Blender
- Basswood Country Round – Large
- Metal Handles
Take your crafting to a new level by using organic products in non-traditional ways.Use your ColorBox® Color Blender to apply two coats of ColorBox® “Willow” Pigment Ink. Apply in the direction of the grain. Allow adequate drying time.
Apply a coat of ColorBox® “Red Pearl” Pigment Ink and allow to dry. Stencil on your design using the ColorBox® Art Screen – Geometric and ColorBox® 3-Color Ink Pad – Vinyard. (Use the brown ink or use ColorBox® Dune Pigment Ink) to create a “brocade” design. Allow ink to dry.
Next, following the grain of the wood, apply ColorBox® “Willow” Pigment Ink until you achieve the desired design. Do not over ink your blending tool. You do not want to totally obliterate your stenciled design.
The three inks (Willow, Red Pearl, and Dune) blend together to create a soft shade that mirrors the warm tones of your organic Basswood® Country Round® wood slice. The effect when the light hits the Country Round™ is quite pretty! Seal your ink by applying 2-3 coats of a “matte” acrylic sealant. Attach your handles and you are done!
Pick your spot and enjoy a hot cup of tea and some cookies!