Zinnia Paper Weight project

Lost Zinnias

 Here is a project that has been sitting on my computer in “draft mode”. I can’t believe I forgot to share it with you! Well, better late than never. 🙂

This project starts with a

clear-acrylic, oval stamping block, and Multi-Step Zinnias Clear Stamps

… and transforms it into a lovely paperweight.

Begin by randomly stamping the zinnias (working from the center out, masking the center zinnias). Embossed the sentiment. Position the block over the stamped area as desired for the end product. Lightly trace around the block with a pencil.  Using a toothpick [or small disposable brush], apply a thin coat of Diamond Glaze to the “back” side edge of the acrylic block (only the edge so the glue won’t show through the block and distort your stamped image). Reposition the block over the stamped image within the pencil outline and glue side down. Being careful not to nick or cut into the block, trim away the excess paper neatly around the block with sharp scissors (or X-Acto knife). Back the underside of the paperweight with velvet paper, die cut in an oval shape (a bit smaller than the block) … a scalloped oval is also pretty.

Makes a great gift!

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Zinna-paper-weight

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Multi-Step Zinnias – Die Cut digital download

Multi-Step Zinnias – Color Recipe

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Thanks for stopping by!

Have a beautiful day!

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Stamps: Multi Step Zinnias , Whole Family and Words of Comfort & Joy [or] Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Clover Velvet paper from SEI.

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Red Zinnias: Step #4 – Sweet Plum, Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 –Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Lady Bug, Step #1 – Angel Pink 2x’s (large flower only). Orange Zinnias: Step #4 – Sweet Plum, Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 –Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Leaves: Step #3 – Imperial Purple, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves [or] Bamboo Leaves + Pear Tart. Sentiment: VersaMark and silver embossing powder.

Embellishments: 1/2″ thick Oval Acrylic Block. Super Fine Embossing Powder from Ranger – Silver. Classic Scalloped Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Diamond Glaze to glue (just around the edge).

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3 thoughts on “Zinnia Paper Weight project

  1. This is a terrific idea! I’m thinking stocking stuffer and crossing guard gifts and such! So fun!

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    1. Thanks Jen, those are great ideas! Maybe a Secret Santa gift too. Thanks for reminding me about the crossing guard – most defiantly! (we changed our route to school this year and now we see the crossing guard everyday). 🙂

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  2. This is stunning, Maria! Worthy of a high-end boutique kind of gift! I must get a few of those oval blocks sometime!

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