Friday, 6 November 2015

Quick Christmas Decorations

Just thought I would share these MDF shaped Christmas Decorations which I made last week.
The tree and snowflake were painted with white gesso using a brayer once dry two shade of  green paint for the tree and two shades of blue paint for the snowflake were randomly combined and painted on using the brayer. This added a touch of texture to the project.
Random stamping with a text stamp in white gesso was added for more interest.
White gesso was then applied to the edges using a very expensive tool (my finger) to create fake snow effect.
Leaves were die cut and double dipped into two shades of distress ink to create the foliage. A touch of cheesecloth was pulled apart to layer and attach to the project. Regular garden string was wrapped around the tree trunk for texture, to make hanging easier a loop of string was added to the top.
Shop bought flowers and berries were used for quickness then it was all stuck together.
The bell was covered with decoupage paper which is slightly thicker than tissue paper.
Again I began by gesso-ing the base and letting it dry, next a square of the paper was placed on top of a layer of slap it on glue and gently smoothed over then leave it to dry before you trim off the excess.
Very important to let it dry.
Once dry use a sanding block and work around the edges, (paper side upwards using the sanding block from top at a slight angle \ to bottom). It will only take a moment and you will achieve a lovely even, smooth edge. Stamp onto with white gesso and add more to the edges for a snow effect.
A Quicky glue pen was used to add fine glitter to the bell clacker and lower edge to add a touch of sparkle.
The bell was then decorated as before.

Hope you like them!
Sue X

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