Renee Zarate's Bolton House is still in New England but Renee herself has moved on to South Carolina. The days are a little different now, no garden to take care of means more studio time. Dealing with snow and blizzards will be a thing of the past but there will be new challenges. Challenges like...how will we ever carry these two chairs and this huge umbrella down to the beach? Stay tuned.
Friday, June 16, 2017
How does your garden grow? An AIRs Challenge produces Garden Markers
At the Imagine Crafts site one of the AIRs design team challenges for June was to create a project
using something other than cardstock to stamp on. I’m just getting my herb
garden going to I thought I’d create small name tags made out of plastic stakes (Dollar Store again) to
identify my herbs. StazOn ink is my go to ink when I want something that won’t
disappear with the blazing sun and torrential rains of South Carolina where I
currently live. Guests are always curious about all the herbs I grow and use, this way
they can read the names, pluck a little off and enjoy the herbal scents while they await dinner.
Time: 10 minutes per tag ( not including drying time)
Step one: Prepare the plastic surface by wiping each tag
lightly with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
Use a mini alphabet stamp set and StazOn Jet Black ink to
stamp the name of the herb, allow to dry.
Using a different color of StazOn ink, begin stamping
designs and patterns onto the plastic randomly. Allow drying time.
Using a large dauber, apply different colors of StazOn ink;
apply Clear Embossing Powder and carefully heat set the colors. This is plastic
so take care not to get the heat tool too close or hold it on one spot too long
or the stake will melt.
Apply a clear sealant to the stake with a product that will
withstand the elements outdoors, allowing the drying time stated in the
instructions. Insert it into the ground near the plant.
If you would like the supply list please visit the Imagine Craft Blog. I hope you're taking time to get out and enjoy the beginnings of summer. Thanks for stopping by ~ Hugs ~ Renee