This is my attempt at Debby Hughes’s stamping and coloring on wood project, and it is not great:
The wood here is birch veneer, and it is very porous — even the VersaFine with which I stamped the image bled out. Why did I stamp and emboss in black instead of white? I dunno, just habit I guess. The birch is darker than the balsa wood Debby used, so I used brighter colors. Not sure that was a good call. I used my cheapest alcohol markers, the American Crafts Chromatix. (Which are not good markers, I do not recommend them.) You can see where the purple bled out really badly.
The sentiment says “Simple joys,” and it is a Tiny Words Dazzle peel-off sticker. It was silver, but I colored it black with a Sharpie. Damn, maybe I should have left it silver!
The little buds or berries on the stem are filled with Key Lime Liquid Pearls. Because Liquid Pearls is good at that, and I have so much of it, I need to use it.
The birch veneer and the Liquid Pearls are NBUS.
I was planning to leave this as an Artist Trading Card, but it occurs to me just now, that if I stick it on a card with some busy patterned papers, its deficiencies might not be so evident. I don’t know, I have to think about it.