I have been trying to put on the backgrounds (pictures, scrapbook paper, etc) without flattening the bowl of the spoon but the paper wrinkles and isn't a smooth finish. Any suggestions?
I am experiencing the same thing! I have to assume that each background paper is individually cut and shaped since each spoon may vary in size and shape, but I just can't seem to get the paper to lay down without wrinkles! I'm hoping to make a special one for my mother for Christmas, so hopefully I can get a little advice.
Great work. You truly are an artist!
Hi, sorry for the late reply. Yes, each background/paper is cut individually. The wrinkles have a lot to do with the thickness of the paper as well as the depth of the spoon. For a really thick paper, I try to work the wrinkles into the design. For example, the spoon below I used a very thick paper (paint chip) and you can clearly see the wrinkles around the edges:
Another option is to layer the papers so that you can avoid wrinkles by only using small strips of paper. Like this:
Or just use half the spoon for paper like this:
In general, the more shallow the spoon and the lighter weight the paper, the less wrinkles. Try to work with the paper by pressing it into the spoon and working out the wrinkles, make discreet cuts to the paper if needed, work the wrinkles into the design, cover a wrinkle with a charm or something, etc. Hope this helps!