Paint

Stamped Snowflake Plate

By  Debbie Cole  for  Stampendous

size: 11-1/2" diameter

Materials

  • Basswood plate, 11-1/2” diameter
  • Cardstock: light blue, white

Tools

  • Stampendous Delicate Snow Stamp Set
  • Flat paintbrush, 1-1/2”
  • Die-cutting machine with Stampendous Snowflake Dies Set
  • Stampendous Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate
  • Acrylic paints: white, light blue, dark blue
  • Stampendous Fran-tage White Encrusted Jewel Technique Kit
  • Stampendous Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder
  • Multi-purpose sealer
  • Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Epoxy Resin

Basic Supplies

  • sanding disc or sandpaper, cosmetic-wedge sponges, heat tool, brayer, paper towels, container of water, cheesecloth, wet wipes or toothbrush
  • 1. Apply sealer to plate. Sand; wipe with dampened cheesecloth. Apply few drops of each paint onto palette, blending with brayer. Press plate into paint, repeating until completely covered.
  • 2. Basecoat sheet of white cardstock light blue. Using dies, stencil snowflakes randomly around plate using dark blue paint. When dry, overstamp stenciled snowflakes using corresponding stamp and light blue paint.
  • 3. Add Shaved Ice and Multi Crystal Glitter Mix from Jewel Kit to inside of plate. Mix resin according to manufacturer's instructions and fill inside of plate half-full. Let cure overnight by drying flat.
  • 4. Add additional snowflakes to rim of plate using dies and light blue paint. Die cut snowflakes from light blue cardstock. Stamp paper snowflakes and stenciled areas using dark blue paint. Align paper snowflakes to those on rims; adhere using sealer. Cover paper snowflakes with sealer and let dry. Mix additional resin and fill inside of plate even with rim. Let cure overnight.
  • 5. Stamp snowflakes directly on resin in random pattern across plate using white paint. Pour small amount of resin to cover entire plate. Sprinkle Shaved Ice over wet resin. Let cure for 24 hours. Apply another thin coat of resin to seal. Let cure for another 24 hours.
  • Tip
  • 1. Use cosmetic sponges to load stamps with acrylic paints. Pour small amount of paint on palette. Load sponge and tap off excess until surface of sponge material is clearly visible. Tap sponge lightly on stamp like ink pad. Remove excess paint from edges before stamping. Clean stamps with wet wipes or water and toothbrush if necessary.