Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Gift It?

Here is another gift idea. Not as easy as I thought it would be... stamping on porcelain that is. I picked up this plate for a $1 and figured why not try. I used A Cardinal Christmas set (Holiday Mini) and inked my cardinal in Black Stazon. I then colored him in using Ruby Red Craft ink and a Q-tip and then went over some areas with a red sharpie pen to add some shadowing. The leaves and branch were colored with Q-tips using Garden Green Craft, Certainly Celery Craft and Choc Chip Craft inks. The leaf stamp was inked with an olive Stazon pad I had purchased at Michaels and I added the berries with my Q-tip dipped in Ruby Red craft ink. The slightest movement of your inked stamp will smear your image - the lined image of the cardinal came out much crisper than the solid image of the leaves. But it still works, I think!?
Stamped the sentiment with Ruby Red Craft ink and then applied a Red Riding Hood Striped grosgrain ribbon with glue dots to finish off this decorative plate. Unfortunately after spraying with a clear sealant I had a little smearing of my words, but not to bad. I may have been able to avoid the smearing if I had heat set the plate after stamping on it and then applied the sealant - but I wasn't sure what would happen in the oven to a dollar plate. :) So I took my chances and just sealed it after a 24 hr period. What do you think, gift worthy or to the trash???

For now, go kreate


Tiffany said...

Gift worthy for sure Kim! It's adorable!!! This would make a great decoration to hang on the wall or even on the Christmas tree.

Kris said...

I vote gift worthy!!

It's very pretty and I agree with Tiffany 100%.

Anonymous said...

I think this plate is adorable and would make a LOVELY gift for a teacher, a dance instructor or a sister-in-law!! :)

kellygrl27 said...

Absolutely gift worthy! Keep on kreating! You are so inspiring.

Mary Fish said...

Hi Kim: Such a pretty project. I did etching on a plate once with stamps . . . it was fairly involved, too. You are very brave to attempt this . . . but the results are worth it.


Lorraine said...

I think it is very pretty. Nicely done!