1. Download the General Guidelines, Tips, & Techniques for helpful information on using the Stamping Gear.
2. Paint the wooden bowl with grey stencil paint, and after the grey has dried, paint the rim with burnt orange. Let dry.
3. We recommend that you experiment with your Stamping Gear on newsprint or white copy paper using the images you like to see how they overlap. Try different spacing such as the closed basic and open basic techniques to see the results—there are no rules, just what appeals to you. You’ll love trying new combinations! When you have decided on the patterns you like, go on to the next step.
4. Use your Stamping Gear and your chosen celestial design to create the first pattern on vellum with black solvent ink. Repeat for a second of the same pattern. Carefully cut them out.
5. To adhere the vellum patterns to the bowl properly, you might need to slice into the design to create a tighter circle that will fit the concave shape of the bowl—do this along one of the sides of the image into the center. Repeat if necessary, until the stamped design can rest perfectly in its place in the bowl without buckling. Adhere with decoupage medium. Repeat for the second design.
6. Stamp another of the celestial designs with turquoise chalk ink onto a book page. Carefully cut it out. Adhere it over one of the vellum patterns. Let dry.
7. Cut out any small imagery to use as an extra design element—in this case, we used the number 162. Adhere it to the center of ivory paper. Stamp yet another of the celestial designs with burnt orange ink onto the ivory paper and over the edges of the small element you just adhered. Carefully cut it out. Adhere it to the bowl as shown, slightly off center.
8. Stamp the celestial moon with the burnt orange onto kraft paper and adhere it to the bowl.
9. Adhere the vintage postal stamp next to the celestial moon along with any other small images you wish to use.