Here is my creation for this week:
I used my Tsukineko Splendor Circus inkpad as my palette to ink-stencil the Wheat, Hexagons, and Rooster Weather-vane over the box. I deliberately kept it weathered and worn looking. I heat set the ink with my handy-dandy Milwaukee tool, before spraying a clear Krylon Finish over the surface, and on the inside.
The soil packets came in thin plastic liners for the pots to protect the wood, so I inserted my herb plants (pre-grown from Lowe's) into their respected areas before adding their cute stakes. These were made with the wood tongue depressor-style sticks from Jo-Ann's, along with precut wood plaques. I painted these with a couple of coats of chalkboard paint, and ink-stenciled in StazOn White ink the names using the Dreamweaver alphabet.
I've really been enjoying taking the opportunity to craft on objects other than just cards. I hope you'll look at your paper-crafting supplies with this same thought in mind. If you ever have questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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