Travel chess/backgammon set
Here’s a little different way to use your stamps and cardstock. Just buy a wooden cigar box, wood stain and shellac and make a travel game board!
When I made mine I first stained the cigar box. Then I stamped the background image on sheets of tissue paper and adhered them to the lid with mod podge. I measured and created a triangle template to use for the backgammon board, stamping the gold pieces with various designs and leaving the black ones plain.
Then I measured and marked the chess side of the board in a grid that would allow me to line up my stamped and plain square pieces. I lined the sides of the chess board with the stamped tissue paper to match the backgammon board.
The backgammon markers are flat-bottomed glass beads. I painted the bottoms of half of these pieces in black and the other half in bronze. The tiny chess pieces were rather hard to locate, but I finally found them in the miniatures section at Hobby Lobby! I stained half of the pieces and painted the other half in black then burnished them with bronze wax.
I covered the outside and inside of the game board/box with a few coats of shellac then gave it to Matt for Christmas. I actually don’t think he realized it was homemade at first!
So consider breaking out your stamps for a little altered project if you haven’t done that in a while! And I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂
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