Thursday, 10 September 2015
How to Make Christmas?!?...
Firstly a quick note to all recent winners, if you haven't already could you email me your address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who have your prizes will go out tomorrow. I am sorry for the delay I simply have struggled to get time to go to the post office! I will make sure I clear the decks for next week as there will be a new giveaway on Monday!
Back to today and I have added a load of pictures of yesterdays workshops at Crafty Company in Fleetwood to Facebook. WE had a brilliant time and don't forget I am there again today for a free demo day so if you have any questions just pop in and say Hi and I will try to answer them!
I have loads of emails asking how I decorated the Happy Christmas for the shows on Hochanda and so I thought I would give you a mini tutorial !
I stared by painting one coat of the Cosmic Shimmer paint (for the Happy Christmas I used russet Red) all over the piece as in this picture. I hasten to add it is wresting against a bag of display snow!
Next I added a liberal amount of Vintage Holly gilding wax around the edges. Using my fingers I rubbed this in around the tops of the letters and added some, in patches, on the front. This gives and aged look to the piece.
finally, using enchanted gold gilding wax, i rand a thin border with my finger around each leave. I attached them randomly to the happy Christmas using cosmic shimmer dries clear glue. I added berries using vintage berry twinkles for that glitter sparkle and finished.
For the winter wishes I used a light silver shimmer paint and pewter gilding wax to give a completely different look adding a bit of bling with a CE stick on sparkle.