A Happy Christmas…

Oct 28, 2009

Yes it looks as though I skipped Hal­loween and Thanks­giv­ing all togeth­er and went straight to Christ­mas. Hon­est­ly this was not my inten­tion it just kin­da hap­pened… I guess it comes as no sur­prise that I was the kid ready to pull the Christ­mas tree out of the attic the sec­ond I saw any sign of Christ­mas in the stores.

Mom and I always had some kind of Christ­mas craft going on each year. I still have the stuffed fab­ric orna­ments we made one year… once we made lots of cute orna­ments using a sim­ple salt and flour dough mix­ture then paint­ed and coat­ed them in var­nish… not sure what hap­pened to those but I’m sure it had some­thing to do with South­east Texas humid­i­ty. Any­way, I could go on and on telling you all the things we have done each year. But I’m sure what you are real­ly won­der­ing right now is how I cre­at­ed this project so I will get straight to it.

A Happy Christmas Framed

  • First you need to paint your frame red and accent the edges using a gold paint.
  • While the frame is dry­ing stamp an image using black Archival Ink onto a heavy weight card­stock. Ink over the entire image using Linen Dis­tress Ink.
  • Apply Glossy Accents to a Tim Holtz Frag­ments piece (small rec­tan­gle) and place on top of the stamped image. Once dry cut around the Frag­ment piece, apply Plat­inum Stick­les around the edge of the Frag­ment piece and apply Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter on top.
  • While glit­tered Frag­ment piece is dry­ing print out the Vin­tage Post­card Image and cut out as shown in the pho­to. Apply Plat­inum Stick­les around the edge of the post­card and apply Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter.

A Happy Christmas Close Up

  • Using small scal­lop scis­sors cut a piece from the post­card that is the length of the vin­tage post­card piece you just glit­tered, cov­er the top of the entire scal­loped piece with Plat­inum Stick­les then apply Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter.
  • Cut a piece of Vin­tage Sheet Music to fit the inside of your frame
  • Using a strong liq­uid adhe­sive attach your Cot­ton Cro­chet Doily to the Vin­tage Sheet Music. I used Fab­ric-Tac
  • Place the sheet music and doily inside the frame
  • Begin attach­ing the vin­tage post­card, Scal­loped piece, Frag­ment, hol­ly leaves, berries and red and white bak­er’s twine bow as shown in the pho­to
  • Trim the back of a 3.5″ Bot­tle Brush tree, apply a liq­uid adhe­sive on the sides and front then apply Old Fash­ioned Mica Snowflakes on top. Once the adhe­sive is dry using a strong adhe­sive attach the bot­tle brush tree to the front right side of the frame.

A Hap­py Christ­mas

Sup­plies Used: A Hap­py Christ­mas Vin­tage Post­card (PDF above), Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, Tim Holtz Frag­ments, Glossy Accents, Hol­ly Leaves and Berries, Red and White Bak­er’s Twine, Small Scal­lop Scis­sors, Plat­inum Stick­les, 6″ x 6″ Frame with 4″ x 4″ open­ing, Vin­tage Sheet Music, Cot­ton Cro­chet Doilies, Cran­ber­ry Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Acrylic Paint, Gold Adiron­dack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dab­ber, Bot­tle Brush Tree, Old Fash­ioned Mica Snowflakes, Domi­no Joyeux Noel Wood Mount­ed Rub­ber Stamp, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Dis­tress Ink, White Heavy Weight Card­stock, Archival Ink Jet Black

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