Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stamping on Balsa Wood

Good morning- Jen here, and I'm wondering....have you ever tried stamping on wood?  Today I'm going to show you a project I made with balsa wood embellishments.  I recommend balsa because it is super light, and therefore perfect to put on your project without weighing it down.

Here's what you need:
Balsa Wood
Stamp (I went with a stamp from the Pretty Pendants set)
X-acto Knife

Start by stamping out your design.  The wood will soak up a bit of the ink, so don't expect a perfectly crisp image.   If you wanted a crisp image, I would suggest covering the wood with a clear coating first, like a spray sealer.  (I've never tried it, but I imagine it would work)

Then, cut out your images using a knife.  I tried with a scissor first, but the lightweight wood ended up splitting.

Once cut, you could easily color them with a marker (see below)- but for this project, I preferred the natural wood.

Now that you have your wood embellishments, you can add them to any project you'd like!  Here's my card, using "Large Polka Dot Background" and "Just a Note."

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  1. What a super clever idea! Neat!!

  2. Awesome way to add texture on a card!! Fabulous project~

  3. Hello!

    What a great idea - so many possiblities! Your banner is perfect for this technique! Wishing you a happy day today!


    Barbara Diane

  4. Great way to do that banner! I love stamping on wood!