10 August 2017

Floral Napkin Holder - Distress paint and Copic marker on a house decor item

Today's project is a lovely house decor item, a napkin holder painted with a pot of flowers and a butterfly. The stamps are from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. The paint is Distress Paint with Perfect Pearls accents and Copic marker shading.


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Putting It Together

I decided to paint directly on the wood because, well, why not.

I bought the bamboo napkin holder at a local dollar store. The link in the supplies is to a similar one available, for a similar price, on Amazon. I had to sand out a chip on one of the feet but didn't do any other prep to the piece.

I decided to do my stamping and painting on this side because of the location of the knot in the wood. The other side is knottier and this knot in the vase/basket area of the stamp could add a nice detail if the paint is light enough for it to show through.

My acrylic blocks went walkies when I re-arranged my workshop (still on-going), but a mostly cut-free Big Shot cutting plate works quite well as a large acrylic block.

I stamped the image with Stazon because it works on nearly any surface for a permanent bond. I usually stamp with a Misti because I'm really not a very good stamper. I can't do a double stamp with a block.

To add more flowers to the basic stamp, I created a mask with a large Post-it with all-over adhesive. Quite handy. I found the large ones in my stash while I was looking for my acrylic block. I thought I was all out of them *laugh*

I fussy cut the mask. I was considering doing a stencil or something on the pot so cut the flowers out all the way around. It will be useful on future projects, too. When I cut a mask like this, I keep it with the stamp set when I put it away.

I stamped a couple extra flowers on the top to fill up the basket.

With the image stamped, it was ready for painting.

I forgot to take pictures while I was painting and didn't realise that until I looked at the pictures later.. Oops. I used Distress Paint with Copic marker for the shadowing and Chameleon Detail Pen to add the lines back in that the paint (or bad stamping) obscured. The daisies are Picket Fence. The carnations are Abandoned Coral brushed with Blush Perfect Pearls. The rose is Picket Fence mixed with Grape Fizz Perfect Pearls. After this shot I painted the pot with Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover shading. The butterfly, not shown here, is Mermaid Lagoon brushed with Turquoise Perfect Pearls. I really need to get more colours of Distress Paint.

Even though the Distress Paint is an acrylic and so should dry water impervious, I decided to cover the painted area with Micro Glaze to seal the image.

The project with the palette missing the Turquoise Perfect Pearls and the Micro Glaze. I did keep the paint on the pot light enough for the knot detail to show through as a detail for the pot.


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Krafty Scrappin': Anything But a Card
Paperbabe: Flowers
The Paper Shelter: Blooming Days
Creative Craft Cottage: Butterfly
Crazy 4 Challenges: Bright and Cheerful
Addicted to Stamps and More: CAS
Happy Little Stampers CAS: Flowers
Incy Wincy: No Words
More Mixed Media: Brights/Anything Goes
Emerald Creek Dares: Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous project . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
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  2. Super pretty and what a unique and incredible project. Great work and thanks for sharing with us at HLS CAS challenge

  3. Beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  4. The flowers are so beautifully painted! Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Emerald Creek Dares! Claudia x


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