Shine Wood Panel Tutorial

So very excited to be on the blog today sharing artwork created using a number of items from my Seth Apter Collection with Spellbinders. The individual items in the line were designed to work within many different styles and today’€™s project highlights my mixed media approach.

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Spellbinders Supplies:

S4-622 Splatter Proof

S3-233 Robo Ring

SBS-017 French Text

SBS-032 Turnarounds Set 1

PL-001 Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Preferred Partner Products:

IMAGINE CRAFTS: StazOn Midi Ink Pads
(Midnight Blue, Spiced Chai, Jet Black, Blue Hawaii); InkBlushers craft sponges

SAKURA: Pigma Micron Marker

FABER-CASTELL: PITT artist pen big brush
(Dark Naples); PITT artist pen (White)


Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, scissors, gel pen (white and gold), wax pastel crayons, adhesive, rub on letters, ruler, craft knife, cutting matt

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I used hand painted watercolor paper both for my background and for the die cuts but this project will work just as well with patterned paper. I cut one of the painted papers into a 6 inch square and glued it to the surface of a 6 x 6 x .75 inch cradled wood panel. I painted the
sides of the panel using black gesso and added a subtle €œframe€ to the piece by adding several colors of ink to the edges of the panel using a craft sponge. I used my French Text rubber stamp to add extra dimension to the surface.

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I chose a variety of painted papers to cut using my Splatter Proof and Robo Rings die sets. I planned to mix and match the different sets on the artwork and to set aside some of the die cuts for another project. I used one of the stamps from the Turnarounds 1 stamp set to add some extra design to one of the circular die cuts.

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Now that I had all the ingredients for my piece, I played with the composition of the die cuts until I was happy with the placement. At that point, I glued everything down. As you can see, a number of the die cuts were further cut by hand into smaller pieces, allowing me to
individualize them to the artwork itself.

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I added the word Shine to the piece using rub on letters and then used a number of different mark making tools to add my own artistic touch. I outlined the die cuts and rub ons using white, gold and black gel pens and markers. I then added some marks on select areas of the
surface, focusing most on the inner edges of the panel.

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There are many ways to use these same dies and stamps to create a very different look and I cannot wait to see what you all make with the collection.


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