Helen, From Calico crafts sent me some solid good quality wood shapes to try out last week. I tried some out by making the vintage games (you may have seen them). today I am trying some of the wood rectangles with the "jagged edges" (although they are not jagged they feel smooth).
they came in two sizes. One and a half inch and three inch.
Firstly I took three of the three inch tall ones and inked them, stamped them then added more colour. I chose the bird stamp I like so much for small projects made by Katzelkraft, as I think it has a great oriental feel to it. once it was all dry I put on a thick coat of glossy varnish ( I used Americana spray sealer and finish ... gloss). This gave it a sort of "Chinese lacquered" look when it was all dry i joined them together with teeny wee hinges. I now have a dolls house sized Chinese tri-fold screen. Personally I will be popping it in to an assemblage at some point along with other little curios. you could also decorate a nice wooden box and simply glue the three panels along the lid. (maybe making the theme red black and gold. for a real Chinese lacquered look.)
For the little "one and a half inch" pieces I have made two little pendants or charms using the same method. (the gloss has made it hard to get a photo of them as its all reflecting back but you get the idea.
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