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Using Colorbox Pigment Ink To Decorate A Basswood

by | June 24th, 2016 | 6

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here to show you how to decorate a basswood with Colorbox Pigment Ink!!  The summer official started this week Monday and its time for all sorts of outdoor activities.  The round basswood serves as perfect trays to hold all sorts of sweet drinks.

Let me show you how!

I gather all of the supplies I wanted to use to create my new tray.

All of the supplies gathered

I figured it was way to many colors so I decided to go with the Colorbox®Petal Point ink only.

Color palette used to color the basswood

Here is the list of supplies you’ll need:

How to get started inking up your basswood:

Start by inking up Clearsnap skinny-wood-mount-stamp sweet with the darkest color from the Kiss Colorbox Pigment Ink.

Stamp the sentiment at the top of the basswood three times evenly spacing them out.

Inking up Clearsnap stamp

Then you place the stencil in the center of the basswood and choose the second darkest color and ink up the stencil using the ink petal.  Making sure to cover the entire flower.

Stenciling the Big flower

Once the big flower is in place,  choose the smaller flowers and stencil those with different colors randomly on the basswood.

Don’t worry about smudging the ink with the stencil; the ink dries quickly on the wood.

Stenciling the smaller flowers

Once you have a good number of solid flowers down,  use the daubers and stencil some of the flowers with two different inks, creating a two-tone flower.

It doesn’t matter which color you lay down first, you want the colors to transfer to one another for a pretty affect.

Two-tone stenciling with daubers

Add as many of the two-tone flowers as needed but do not over crowd the wood.  Once that is completed, your basswood is ready to sit on your table with sweet drinks.

Take a closer look at that two-tone stenciling

Using pigment ink to create to different colors

Here is what the complete basswood tray looks like with the colored daubers.  Only four colors were used to create this multi-color look.

finished basswood tray with stamp

Here is the what your basswood will look like once its completed.  Just add your sweet drinks!

Finished Basswood Tray

So what do you think?  Would you try these ColorBox Pigment Inks on your basswood?  Please let me know in the comments.  To see more of my Clean and Simple tutorials, please visit my blog.

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6 Responses to Using Colorbox Pigment Ink To Decorate A Basswood

  1. Fabulous project, Kymona! I use stencils a lot on basswood for woodburning. But I might wanna try this. Thank you for the tips!

    • Kymona Tracey says:

      Hey Helen!! Awesome. I want to try wood-burning. That sounds like fun. Mixed with stamping has to be pretty!!

  2. Rose Powell says:

    Beautiful colors. Love it, the sweet stamp is like my fave.

  3. Maggie B. says:

    Hi Kymona ~ This looks so fun!! Perfect for an outdoor seating area and some summertime fun. Love the outcome. Have an awesome weekend!! ~HUGS~

    • Kymona Tracey says:

      Hey Maggie!! Thank you so much for your great comment. Yes, I agree this would be a nice centerpiece on a table.

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