Hi everyone! Are you ready for the weekend? I am totally done with the snow though!
I wanted to share a really fun project with you that could have so many possibles! It’s a how to make a wood grain stamp from hot glue and a wood block.
I also made a smaller heart stamp just in time for Valentine’s day!
I was able to print cards, towels and even pillows with it! And it’s really easy.
First take a wood block and draw out your wood pattern with a pencil. This will give you lines to trace with your hot glue.
Once you have a pattern you like, trace the line with the hot glue gun being very careful not to burn yourself!
It helps to set the wood block on a flat surface so you don’t have to touch it at all while you are using the hot glue.
Once your hot glue is cool, use a foam brush to pounce the paint on.
Your lines won’t all be the same height so it works better to put your paper, or what ever you are printing on on the stamp instead of stamping with it like a traditional stamp.
I also cut out a small heart from some foam and glued it on a wood block as well.
It made some cute cards, but you know me, go BIG or go HOME, so I took a big wood craft slab and got my faux bois on!
This is a 8 x 11 inch slab. I used the same technique as the smaller wood piece.
I dabbed my paint on, but this time I used textile medium so it was washable. You can also use fabric paint, or regular paint with textile medium.
and laid the tea towel over the stamp and rubbed it so the paint transferred.
I overlaid the edges as well.
And once I had my entire towel done, I added the heart stamps.
It turned out so cute!!!
Then I just had to make some pillows.
I used the same technique, I just moved where I stamped the hearts at.
They ended up really cute! It was also fun to see how it turned out! I might have to do a lamp shade next. I really think that faux wood grain is going to be hot this year so it’s the perfect time to start making stamps!