Walnut Hollow/Tombow Blog Hop Day 5

Well, today is the last day of our week filled with projects featuring Tombow® products. Since we use Tombow products all the time, it wasn’t by any means a stretch trying to design with their products. My goal was to show you how much you need them for general crafting use. Mission accomplished!

Today is also the last day of our week-long contest with the grand prize of products from Tombow and Walnut Hollow.

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To put your name in the basket, you will need to do two things:

  1. Leave a comment here on our Blog. The more days you comment the more chances you have to win!
  2. “Like” us on Facebook.

Each day we will randomly chose a finalist and choose a winner from those finalists on the last day. The winner will be announced here at 1:00 pm (CST) Monday, May 6th.

We’re sending a special thank you to Tombow for asking us to play and create with them!

See the Tombow Design Team/ Bloggers:

Debbie FisherMelissa CashJennie GarciaMarie Browning

Little Wood Pieces Low Res

A couple weeks ago, I was at one of my very favorite stores – Archivers in Madison, Wisconsin. If you don’t have an Archivers nearby, you’re probably saving a lot of money! Anyway, I saw these really cute little wood laser cuts by Prima Marketing.  Great mini shapes, right….. love the owl. I thought I could use them on our new Modern Plaques for a fun project – they would be really nice for card making too. And a great use for the Irojiten Color Pencils to add color so easily to the small houses, flowers, birds and leaves.

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Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Chalkboard and Glimmer Glam seemed most appropriate and very easy to use on the Vintage Plaque and Monogram Thin Plaque. Thought that I needed a touch of the Glimmer Glam on the very edge of the smaller plaque to add a little sparkle to the Neighborhood.

The really fun part was using the Pencils on all of the little wood pieces.

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You can pick the colors you want. Sometimes I just filled in a space with a color, sometimes I shaded – up to you.

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There was a little hole in the flower I used, so I decided to add more sparkle with an adhesive back crystal. I added MONO Multi Liquid Glue to the back of the flower and placed one in each of the four corners of the Vintage Plaque.

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Use tweezers to place the adhesive back crystal over the hole.

Following the instructions inside the packaging found with the Creative Versa-Tool®, turn the Versa-Temp control to the Yellow-Orange Zone.

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Use pliers to attach the Flow Point securely on the Tool. Holding the Tool perpendicular to the crystal, touch the tip of the Point on the crystal and let the heat from the tool penetrate the crystal to melt the adhesive.

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You’ll feel the adhesive melt and the crystal slightly move. Lift the Tool off the crystal and move to the next flower. When the adhesive cools, the crystal will be permanently adhered to the flower.

I used the MONO Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the houses, leaves and birds to the small plaque. I wanted a little more dimension, but not too much like a Foam Tab, so I attached the little owls to the larger plaque with the Power Tabs. The Power Tabs are terrific and very strong.

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Thought this would be cute in a young child’s room – you could make your own Neighborhood!

Walnut Hollow/Tombow Blog Hop Day 3

Today is the third day we are sharing projects and ideas using Tombow® products. We are also having a week-long contest with the grand prize of products from Tombow and Walnut Hollow.

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To put your name in the basket, you will need to do two things:

  1. Leave a comment here on our Blog. The more days you comment the more chances you have to win!
  2. “Like” us on Facebook.

Each day we will randomly chose a finalist and chose a winner from those finalists on the last day. The winner will be announced here at 1:00 pm (CST) Monday, May 6th.

We’re sending a special thank you to Tombow for asking us to play and create with them!

See the Tombow Design Team/ Bloggers:

Debbie FisherMelissa CashJennie GarciaMarie Browning

Wood Burned Owl with Irojiten Color Pencils

Our customers are going to be so happy when they learn about the beautiful pencils made by Tombow®. They are Irojiten Color Pencils. They work very similarly to the oil color pencils Walnut Hollow® used to make available to our customers. As I said before, when our supplier wouldn’t supply us anymore, our customers reacted in lots of different ways – some shrugged it off, some were sad, some were very, very sad, some were mad, some were cranky…….well, you get the picture. Let’s just say, it wasn’t a good thing. But, we’re passing the word onto our customers about the Irojiten Pencils – the Color Pencils are fantastic and I am happy we can let our customers know where to find them.

For this project I used the Creative Versa-Tool® to wood burn the owl and used the Irojiten Colored Pencils to add color to the wood burning. Enlarge the pattern below and trace it onto the Basswood Country Round. Make sure you read all the instructions on the Creative Versa-Tool package and inside the storage case before you begin wood burning.

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 owl pattern

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Please refer to Monday’s Blog where I described some pencil techniques. I also talked about where to take a terrific online class presented by Tombow and Marie Browning at My Creative Classroom.com.

To add color to the completed wood burning, I began by adding a pencil color all over the owl. This initial color application will help blend all the other colors I will use as I added them individually.  If you use one color under all the other colors, everything will tend to blend a little better for the overall look of the owl.

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I started looking at color photos of owls that I found online, but because I had already wood burned the owl, I knew that I couldn’t make the owl look realistic, so I made it just “my owl” using the pencil colors I wanted to use. Continue blending and adding colors to the eyes, tail, chest, etc. until you achieve the look you like.

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Be careful if you use a brush-on varnish when your project is complete – sometimes the pencil color will smear while you are brushing on the varnish.  My favorite finish is a satin spray varnish. I spray 2-3 coats, drying between each coat to protect the wood burning and the color.