Welcome to our December Blog Hop featuring Christmas Decor. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact NICKY to place an order.
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My latest obsession is using my scrapbooking supplies in a new way…mixed media. Mixed Media is simply using different mediums on the same project.
For this project I used the following products
- A canvas
- White paint
- CTMH Create-a-shade pearl paint (retired)
- Crystal Blue ink pad
- Snowhaven paper
- Snowhaven complements
- A printer
- Sparkles clear flourishes
- Bitty Sparkles
- Black & Grey Epoxy bubbles
- White enamel stars
- Liquid glass
Paint the background of the canvas with white paint. I used white gesso but any white acrylic paint would work. It is important to paint the background or you will use a lot of glue as the glue will soak into the canvas. Next I used the Crystal blue ink and a sponge to dab ink over the painted surface. I edge the canvas with the sponge. I sued a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
I cut strips of paper 1 1/2 inches wide and 10 inches long. Each strip is decreased in length by 1/4 inch.
strip 1 – 1 1/2″ x 10″
strip 2 – 1 1/2″ x 9 3/4″
strip 3 – 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″
The paper was rolled lengthwise around a pencil and glue with liquid glass. I also used liquid glass to adhere the rolled paper strips to the canvas.
I printed the scripture onto paper and then cut the words apart. Around each word I added a few lines and stars. The words were adhered using Matte Medium. You can also used modge podge or any glue that dries clear.
Final touches were to add bling in the form of flourishes, epoxy bubbles and bitty sparkles. The star on the top of the tree is 3 chipboard pieces from the Snowhaven complements glued together and topped with a white enamel star.
The artwork is now display on the wall near the front door where guests are greeted.
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Krista of Simply Creating .
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Thanks for hopping along with us – we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Valentine’s Day creations. So mark January 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.