Monday, 18 November 2013

Christmas decorations

Artcuts Christmas decorations


The Artcuts wooden decorations are great to work with. They can be sanded to give a lovely smooth surface for stamping, or coloured with stains or acrylic paint to give a coloured surface to work on.

The bird has been painted with Paper Artsy chalk paints and then over-stamped with a Chocolate Baroque stamp and blue Versafine  inkpad. When this was dry it was painted with PVA glue and a clear glitter sprinkled over it.
 
 
The bell was coloured around the edges  and then glittered in the same way.
Four small hearts were then stuck on and a flower centre finished it off.
 




The gingerbread man was just glittered straight over the laser burnt side so that the burnt edges showed through , underneath the glitter.
This is one of my favourite techniques as I like to see  the natural wood with the burn marks.


 
 
These  have been stamped with Versafine and clear embossed. They were then coloured with water colour pencils. The moon was glazed with Glossy accents and glitter sprinkled over.
Little Claire stamp called Little George


Little Claire stamp
 
 
 
 
The bauble has been stamped in the same way as the owls and then each section was glued and glittered. This was time consuming but pretty when done.

 
Artistic bauble stamp by Chocolate Baroque
Stamps by Chocolate Baroque
 
These were coloured with Versamagic inkpads. They give a lovely matt finish, which I like.
 
  Hope you have enjoyed the projects and thank you for visiting my blog.
 
 
Happy crafting
 
Carole

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





1 comment:

  1. Great selection Carol. All so different from each other. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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Carole