Hi Crafty Friends! This is Joyce Shaulis, a creative design team member on the Susan K. Weckesser team. Today I am excited to share a fun project using the Susan K. Weckesser co-branded mini POP Clearsnap inks and a neat way to recycle kids toys. I also used her Tumbleweed Houses stamp set.
Recycle kids toys
A favorite way I like to craft is to recycle or upcycle items. For this project, I made a cute community using kid’s colored building blocks. These colorful blocks were the perfect size for the Tumbleweed Houses stamps-ranging from 1-3″.
Stamping fun with mini inks
Using the Mystery mini POP ink, I stamped out seven Tumbleweed Houses and a few clouds and a sun on white cardstock.
Recycle foam trays for a palette
I recycled a food foam tray to use as a palette. I stamped the mini POP inks onto the tray to use them like watercolor paints. The colors I used were: Shimmer, Sky, Fresh, Snow, Kiss, Cocoa, and Ice.
Water color paint with ink
A small brush was dipped in water on the inks to paint the tumbleweed house. The colors are nice and vibrant.
Cut and glue is easy to do
I cut the tiny houses with scissors and used a waterbased glue to adhere the houses onto the wood blocks.
Add a bit of vintage flair with ink and pencil
After the glue was dry, I used Mystery ink to swipe all the edges of the blocks. When dry, I used a charcoal pencil to draw around the houses, clouds, and sun. I then smudged the charcoal pencil marks with a Q-tip.
Add interest with small details in dots and dashes
With a small stylus, I used white acrylic paint to add dots all around the edges. A tiny brush was used to add lines, squiggles, dashes and arrows. When dry, I coated the entire surfaces with the glue and then I sprayed them with an acrylic matte sealer.
Thank You for allowing me to share a piece of my art today. Be sure to check out Susan’s blog.
- ColorBox Mini Pop inks: Mystery, Shimmer, Sky, Fresh, Snow, Kiss, Cocoa, Ice
Joyce Shaulis – Susan K. Weckesser Creative Design Team Member