DIY Wood Slice Garden Stake with ColoriQue

by | March 16th, 2017 | 1

Wood Slice Garden Stake by Dana Tatar

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spring. The plants around my house are beginning to peek through the soil. I have a couple of months until my garden will be in full bloom, so I’m looking for ways to inject some additional color into my landscape. I used ColoriQue and some metal and natural embellishments to create a colorful garden stake for my yard.

ColorBox® ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez – Honey Bee, Moss Landing, Pacific Ocean, Poppy, Turquoise Mountain
Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Round Coaster
Metal Embellishments – Leaf, Beetle
ColorBox® Mini Art Screen – Floral
ColorBox® Art Daubers
Alphabet Stamp Set
ColorBox® Archival Dye Ink by Stephanie Barnard – Licorice
Wood Chopstick

How to Use Colorique with Art Screens

Step 1: Use Art Daubers to apply ColoriQue over the Floral Mini Art Screen to add a leaf print to the wood slice. Mix and blend the colors to create a unique background pattern.

Colorique Color Blending on Metal Embellishments

Step 2: Use Art Daubers to apply ColoriQue to metal embellishments. Mix and blend the color directly on the metal embellishments for a life-like finish. Set the metal piece aside to dry, or speed up drying time with a heat tool.

Wood Slice Nature Art with Colorique

Step 3: Use a hot glue gun to attach the twig and metal embellishments to the wood slice. Designer Tip: Bend and shape the metal leaf before gluing to the wood slice for a more life-like look.

Stamping on Wood with ColorBox Archival Dye Ink

Step 4: Stamp a sentiment onto the wood slice using an alphabet stamp set and ColorBox Licorice Archival Dye Ink.

Wood Slice Garden Stake by Dana Tatar

Step 5: Use a hot glue gun to attach a wood chopstick to the back of the wood slice. Display outside.

Try this same technique to create plant and herb markers for the garden.

ColorBox ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez

ColorBox® ColoriQue brings artistic color to metal, wood, glass, clay and more, and is available in 14 different colors plus a clear coat. Visit Lisa Marie’s Etsy Shop to purchase ColoriQue.


About Dana Tatar

6Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Ohio with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 12 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I’m an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I’m not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music, and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound.

One Response to DIY Wood Slice Garden Stake with ColoriQue

  1. Roberta says:

    Gorgeous! Beautiful project Dana

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