Hello all you lovely people,
Well today it feels a lot like Christmas at That Craft Place Challenge and everything is looking lovely and festive.
I decided not to go with the traditional Christmas colours for my DT piece but instead us cool winter icy colours.
I used a flat canvas which I painted using Americana Decor Paint in colours Lace and Serene bought from TCP. This was my first time of using these paints and my word for them is, LUSH. They are lovely and creamy, come in 8fl oz tubs and go on to surfaces like a dream.
Once the canvas was dry I used some Mod Podge and stuck down some screwed up Tim Holtz music tissue paper and left to dry.
I painted the whole of the MDF laser cut Believe in the magic of Christmas and snowflake plague from TCP in the lace colour. Once that had dried I then painted the actual words on the plague in the serene colour.
I then masked off all the snowflakes so I could use a music stamp I had and stamped on the words using Archival black ink. Next I masked off the words and used Crafter's Companion Silver Spray & Sparkle all over the snowflakes.
I stuck a sparkly gem in the centre of each of the snowflakes and then stuck the laser cut MDF piece on to the canvas. At this point I was not too impressed with it, something was missing. I took out my Black Derwent Charcoal Pencil and a small paint brush and went around the outline of each letter to highlight it, which in turn made the whole piece come together.
So there you have it, my entry to the Christmas Challenge in the form of "Believe in the Magic of Christmas".
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