7 January 2010
Still on Christmas with PaperArtsy!
Hi everyone, hope you’re having a good week! Are you snowed in? We have about 8 inches of the white stuff here so we’re staying put!
This is a little Christmas tree ornament project I did before Christmas for the Craft Barn blog DT with some gorgeous PaperArtsy stamps, Ferro texture paste and precious metal paints and they were lovely to work with, I enjoyed doing it and made three of them.
Started off with a plain white chipboard arch which I covered on the right hand side with the Viva Decor Ferro texture paste in silver. While the paste was still wet I stamped into it with the Christmas tree stamp from PaperArtsy Egg and Nog 10 and I also pressed in the rows of gems at the edges at this point and allowed it dry. The whole thing was then painted with Viva precious metal paints in Azure blue and emerald green and while this was still wet I sprinkled on some green flock powder. When everything was dry I applied some Ranger Distress crackle Rock Candy paint over the left hand side and some Rock candy stickles and let it dry overnight. I used the poinsettia flower from the same Egg and Nog set, stamped it onto grunge paper cut it out then painted it with the precious metal paints, I added some perfect pearls powder while still wet. It was then curved a bit and glued to the arch with a gemstone for the centre.
To finish off I threaded some beads onto a jewellery head pin, curved a loop at the top of it and threaded through a hole near the bottom of the arch made with a piercing tool, I also added a loop of fibre through the pre-formed hole at the top to hang it on the tree. It sounds like a bit of a process but it was quite quick to make apart from allowing the crackle glaze to dry overnight and I made two of them in an evening. Take care and keep warm!