Working on balsa wood is lovely, it is light and smooth to stamp on so that is what I do!
I started off with some Balsa wood and gave it a very thin layer of Gesso using a baby wipe, enough Gesso to cover but not hide the grain of the wood or there's no point working on wood. I then applied the pink and yellow paint again with a baby wipe. I stamped Seaweed, Dotted Line and the cat in the cage directly on to the wood. Then stamped and coloured on white card the cat and base of the cage and the dog and stuck in place. I stamped the sentiment which is part of I feel happy inside stamp and hand drew the circular squiggles. Oh before I did the stamping on to the wood I used a mask to get the diamond effect with Gesso that was left on the baby wipe.
The Stampotique stamps I used are: I feel happy inside...., Dotted Line, Thinking of You, Don't fence me in and Seaweed
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx