I love everyday home decor that can serve as holiday decorating as well!
- Boutique tissue box
- Creative Versa-Tool®
- Transfer paper, tape and a stylus
- Patterns printed on copy paper (download the PDF here)
- Burnt Umber acrylic paint, water and a paint brush
The first step is to transfer your patterns onto the tissue box. Tape the pattern down, slip the transfer paper under the design and trace the design using a stylus (a pencil works as well).
Using the transferred lines as your guide, wood burn the patterns onto the box. Go slowly, especially around curves! I used three different tips for all the designs (see the next steps for specifics). Remember: you must let the wood burning tool cool between tip changes!
- Butterfly: Universal point for all outlines. Flow point for all dots, swirls and shading on the wings.
- Sunflower: Universal point for petal outlines and detail. Flow point for the center of the flower, dots, curlicues and leaves.
- Pumpkin: Universal point for all outlines, details and shading. Tapered point for the wiggly lines from the stem.
- Snowflake: Universal point for all main lines. Tapered point for all tiny snowflakes and tiny dots. Flow point for all large dots and shading.
The final step was to add a very thin wash of Burnt Umber acrylic paint and water over the background of the tissue box. This helped tie in the coloring of the wood burning and made the design feel more “aged”.
Now, whenever each new season rolls around, you can rotate your tissue box for a fun and simple decorating solution!
Thanks for creating along with me today! You can find out more about my creative world on my blog, Atop Serenity Hill.
Bio: My name is Consie Sindet and I live in Hunterdon County, NJ. I’ve been making a living with my painting skills for the past 15+ years. I taught decorative painting for over 10 years and also painted many murals in both private homes and businesses. I spend a large part of the summer face painting at parties and fairs. My newest obsession is with mixed media and art journaling and I am currently working on creating two online classes about doodling and beginner art journaling.