Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge: Faux Woodcut Bowls

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Happy Monday! Anything Goes for the new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  This week, I took this opportunity to explore creating "faux" wood cuts. I love the look of lino cuts, woodcuts and block printing, but my arthritis would never allow me to carve. I don't get discouraged easily. So, when I saw those Paper Artsy stamps...BAM! I had an idea...
Faux Woodcuts!
I embossed the images with clear embossing powder to let the white paper would show through. The embossing acts like a resist when adding color with watercolors. I then ironed the embossing on to a clean piece of copy paper. The embossing was transferred to the copy paper, leaving a wonderfully smooth, white background. I accented the bowls with pencil sketches to give them a more of an art studio quality.
I am happy with my "Faux" woodcuts that didn't hurt my hands. :)
Anything Goes! Link your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.


17 comments:

  1. So awesome!!!! You are sooooooo clever!!!!!

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  2. What a fun design, Michelle! LOOOOOOOOVE the watercolor look with the faux woodcut design--- CLEVER and fantabulous! LOVE LOVE LOVE <3

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  3. Wow, cool techniques, Michelle! I love the outcome, it looks really cool!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  4. What an absolutely genius look! I was so curious to see how you achieved this and am impressed with how cool it turned out! You are always so innovative and I love how you have fresh ideas and appreciate so many different aspects of life, nature and art. You are inspiring in so many ways and I always look forward to your posts.

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  5. Such a clever idea! LOVE how you've grouped them together this way. Jenny x

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  6. I just love your idea, it turned out beautifully. As a fellow crafter around conditions I'm feeling you pain in working around things I just can't do... pun intended ;) keep up with the awesome ideas x

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  7. This is fabulous Michelle!!! I love the stamp and your creation, WOW!!

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  8. Love your beautiful and fun project, Michelle. So creative! :)

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  9. So clever and I love this idea which you've executed perfectly ~ it's just so creative Michelle! :)

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  10. This is so cool! What a clever idea. The colours are wonderful too.

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  11. Beautiful and clever! Love the idea of the faux wood bowls! Inspiring as always Michelle!

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  12. Fabulous idea, Michelle! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

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  13. Super cool! Love it ! the stamps are so beautiful and your use of them is so original! barbarayaya

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