I have used Christmas tree chipboard from Creative Embellishments, they come as a strip of tree . I cut them into small sections. I coloured them with Fabrika Decoru Metallic Paint Bounty. I also added some wax as the bit of shading.
Main Paper background comes from AB studio Christmas collection, Secret Wood. They are layered onto black card to frame it.
I used Kaisercraft Music stamp to add interest to the background I heat embossed it using a gold embossing powder.
I wrapped a bit of thread around the base and sentiments was heat embossed too.
The only dimensions is added by using double sided foam tape to lift the tree of the paper… Hope you enjoyed my Christmas flat cards… I will be back with more projects soon…. Kasia x
Here are the finished cards.
Hello everybody Kasia here… This is the time of the year when I realise I need to make few Christmas cards for my friends and family. This year’s AB studio Secret Wood Christmas papers were just perfect for this.
Firstly I fussy cut all the elements.
I prepared my layers – black and gold and silver mirri card. I used my sewing machine to create the stitch border.
I layered up my fussy cut elements and added some sisal, gauze and lace to add more texture. You can find some great items like this for adding texture in the trimmings bags
Some of the background were stamped with musical notes stamps by Kaisercraft.
I added chipboard sentiments.
I still wanted those cards to be flat and ready for posting. I used 7inch square blanks and matching envelopes. I enjoyed making those cards but I need more. I will be back soon with some more Christmas cards ideas.
Hi everyone it’s Louise here with what I hope you will find a useful and cost saving activity.
A lot of you, especially after the recent Halloween season, will have some decorative items that you may want to clear out. I had this Halloween sign that I picked up from a poundshop that after the event, I wasn’t sure whether or not to keep. I had a think and decided why not upcycle it and make something for the winter season.
I began by coating the sign in 2 coats of Prima white gesso. It’s important to do thin layers and dry and repeat as necessary rather than try to do one thick coat as you’ll more than likely find it doesn’t dry properly and will cause problems later when you want to add things on top. I decided on 2 coats to help cover the slippery and dark surface.
Next, I wanted to start adding some interest and texture. I took our exclusive winter stencils and my favourite Fabrika Decoru texture paste and added pattern to each of the parts of the sign. I also use a palette knife and the paste to create the effect of snow by patting it onto the sign with the knife flat. I love this paste as it really holds shape well and rises as you dry it. Also, I find it drys very quick compared to some others I have used.
This created a great start for my piece and now I wanted to build a bit more dimension and great interest. I took a selection of metals, chipboards and moulded pieces from my stash and used Fabrika Decoru 3D gel to stick them to the sign. The moulded stars were made previously using Prima Marketing modelling material
Some of the pieces weren’t the right colour or the surfaces too slippy to be add water based mediums too so I then gave these a light coat of the same white gesso
Now my piece was ready for the fun stage – colour. I chose 3 winter colours of my beloved Prima Marketing impasto paints. I decided to create an ombre sort of effect. I achieved this by watering down the white paint and adding all over the sign. I then gradually added the jade colour and at the very end worked in the cobalt. These are 2 of my favourite shades.
Impasto paint has a matte finish which I think i wonderful, but for a bit of added interest, I decided to introduce a touch of metallic paint using Prima Marketing Sparks paint in Unicorn Hair. This is a soft silver/gold colour adding a nice highlight to the texture on my piece.
I continued this principle by adding a soft metallic lilac wax colour over the textured parts of my work, particularly the stencilling. This really helps to pick out any details that may seem a bit lost under the layers and bring them to the forefront again. This product is in the colour Heather Hills
Now I needed to create a focal point for my work. I used the same wax on our exclusive winter chipboard bauble piece. I didn’t add gesso first as I wanted a rustic look. I stuck this to the piece this time with Prima 3d gel as its super thick. On top of this I added a Tim Holtz vintage ephemera winter scene and for a title his chipboard winter title. I added a little of the same wax to the title and photo to bring the piece altogether.
And with that, my piece was finished. Here it is hanging and some close ups.
I really enjoyed making this piece and I think it just shows you can easily recycled things and can incorporate less expensive materials in our work to bring a good cost balance. Why not give something like this a try for yourself.
Hello Everybody, Today I am sharing my Christmas project.
The Christmas tree base from Woodouts is a very thick mdf that is great for all sort of mixed media projects.I covered the based with one of the papers from AB studio Christmas Collection -Breeze of the Forest. All paper elements are fussy cuts from one of the paper from the same paper pad by AB studio
I added some paper flower and little girl embellishment from Tim Holtz.
I used gold wax to add some more dimension to mould and mdf itself. Finally black splatters and chipboard and paper sentiments completed the project.
Hope you enjoy my Christmas tree project and I will come back with some more very soon… Crafty Hugs, KASIA