Friday, 22 March 2013

Dragon Pen Pot

Well it's Elaine here with another project using Oak House Studio's Oriental Stamps.  Not a card this time but I've used the stamps to decorate one of the Pen Pots on the website.


The Pen Pots are available in red or black, are made from recycled board and are very easy to decorate. They come flatpacked (it's a simple matter of fixing them together with the bands) and provide a good flat surface for stamping and heat embossing without any buckling.  Do have a practise put together before you start - you'll then know which bits show and where you should decorate.  I've just embossed here but the pots paint beautifully and are also easy to cover with paper/card but just be warned - the slots are tight to hold the pot rigid so it's best just to cover the faces!!


I've used various Oriental Stamps inked with Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  For the front I've used the Outline Dragon and kanji symbol from the Double Dragon Set,  the sides feature  Diana's Dragon, the Medallion is on the back and I've stamped the Serenity Prayer on the middle divider. 

To complete the gift, I've added a small notebook with the ATC Dragon stamped in Jet Black Archival on a gold panel and added some ribbon to finish.  A great addition to any desk I think!!


Oak House Studio stamps, inks and embossing powders can be found HERE - go take a look as there's a sale on at the moment.  And please don't forget to comment on this or any of the posts in March - Lynnda is giving away the Clematis Tower and a background stamp to one lucky winner!!

15 comments:

Lynnda said...

Lovely work, Elaine. A really quick way to do a pen pot but so elegant. Looks like you have a great collection of pens there too!

Lizzy R said...

oh another chance to win, Love the project Elaine and see you are using that Fabulous detail powder. I don't have a lot of oriental stamps but your projects this month are making me realise just how versatile they are.

Hazel's Crafty Creations said...

oh this is gorgeous, ive still got one of these to do. I love the matching note pad. Hazel x

Redanne said...

Such a great storage idea Elaine - and no glue either! Your stamping really does set off that black background well, I am still coveting that dragon. Anne x

Jenny said...

Lovely! I've been looking at purchasing embossing materials, I've never tried it before!

gillnstu said...

the dragon in gold just sets this project off perfectly, lovely item - Gill

Sue said...

This is gorgeous :) Sue J xx

Barbara said...

Wow, this is fabulous Elaine......Oriental designs aren't my 'thing', but I love this and the techniques you've used xx

Stamping in Pink said...

Absolutely gorgeous and a fab idea - you could use these to store many things! Wonderully stamped and embossed - thank you for sharing too! Karen P x

Debbie said...

This is just gorgeous Elaine. Hugs Debbie x

SuzeJo Murphy said...

absolutely stunning Elaine ... so so elegant! xx

Abbie Kay said...

Just gorgeous, such a beautiful gift. Love the colors xx

Nikki said...

I love this. What a great idea for a fathers day gift.

debbi taylor said...

this is lovely!
hugs
Debbi x

DeBe said...

Wow! This is so opulent, love it x