Main Items Used
An off cut of tonged and grooved wood
Smooth white card
PaperArtsy Fresco Paints in Mermaid, Snowflake, Pewter, French Roast and Inky Pool
PaperArtsy Grunge Paste
PaperArtsy LPC 011 stamp set
Stampers Anonymous Mini Holidays 2 stamp set
Tando-Creative Reindeer Masks
Archival Jet Black ink
White Embossing Powder
Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel
Dovecraft Wooden Sentiment
To begin with I sanded the wood to a very smooth finish.
I gave it a coat of white gesso before applying several layers of mermaid and snowflake paint. Once dry areas were then lightly sanded to reveal touches of the wood.
2 screw in eyes were attached to the back of the wood for hanging and 2 screwed onto the bottom to attach the cardboard to.
The cardboard packaging and the white card were also painted at the same time.
The wood and the bottom edge of the cardboard were then stamped with the pine needles image using the black archival. I then added some Inky Pool paint around the edges with a sponge.
Next I lightly coloured some grunge paste with the french roast paint and applied this through the reindeer masks, the smaller one was done first. Once these were completely dry I then rubbed them with Treasure Pewter Wax Gilt and Metallic Lustre in Black Shimmer and buffed with a soft cloth.
The painted card was then stamped using the bottom edge of the main stamp from LPC 011 in black archival ink.
Once dry areas were then applied with the vaseline jelly and then a coat of pewter paint was brushed on with a couple of small areas of the inky pool also. This was then left for several hours to dry.
Using a soft tissue the artwork was then rubbed all over, were the vaseline had been applied the top coats of paint then peeled away!
Really love this effect.
The edges of the wood and the cardboard then had the stampendous enamel applied and heated.
The wooden Jingle Bells sentiment was give 3 layers of white embossing powder and before heating the finally layer a tiny amount of turquoise glitter was sprinkled on the J and B.
The peeled paint card was then stuck onto the cardboard before attaching the 2 eyelets at the top.
The glass star and silver bells were attached using 3 star shaped brads that I coloured with a silver Pro-marker pen.
Thin leather cord was then used for the hanging and tying the 2 pieces together.
I was amazed at how well the paint rubbed off where the vaseline had been applied, this is a technique I would definitely use again so a big thank-you to Liesbeth.
I would like to enter is hanging for
PaperArsty's Weekly Challenge
Sunday Stampers weekly Challenge titled Winter.
Thank-you as always for stopping and reading this blog, I hope there is something you might be able to take away and have a play with at sometime. Enjoy your week-end and take care Jane x
All comments and questions are greatly appreciated.