Tami here to share another project with you today.
April showers bring May flowers, and this project features some big, bright, bold zinnias.
I love zinnias, they are so colorful and I used to plant them every summer - might be time to order some. I wanted to create a project that would really show off the Zinnia stencil, so I decided to make them the background for this home decor piece...
I started by painting the House Pallet white, then used a file to lightly sand and distress it. Then I positioned the Zinnia stencil on the pallet, held it in place with some washi tape, then used creamy pigment inks to fill in the designs.
I used a few colors to create some shading on the flowers and leaves...
I continued moving the stencil around the pallet and filling in the flowers and leaves til I was happy with the background.
Then I painted the chipboard back of the Mini Family Shaker Box white and inked one of the chipboard forms with green ink.
I assembled the shaker; filling it with Summer Sequins...
One hint when working with pigment inks, is to heat set your stenciled designs before you begin the next one. Most pigment inks dry fairly quickly on raw wood or chipboard, but there is some drying time. Heat setting dries your designs immediately and you will avoid smearing any wet portions. I also heat set the family chipboard piece of the shaker after I inked it.
I inked some canvas chipboard letters to match the flowers, then outlined them with a black permanent pen to define them. I also outlined the inside of the letters on the family chipboard using a white gel pen.
Once all the pieces were ready, it was glue and go!
I'm sure you can think of something to embellish using the Zinnia Stencil; it would look great on a canvas tote, or even a T-shirt.
Other: ColorBox: Citrus Paintbox Pigment Ink and Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue, White Canvas Chipboard Letters, White Acrylic Paint, White Gel Pen, Black Fine Point Permanent Pen, Paintbrush, File and Washi Tape