Thursday, December 6, 2018
It is time for the December challenge at Stamps and Stencils. This will also be the final challenge as Sue has decided to close the challenge blog. It has been a fabulous journey and I want to thank Sue for the opportunity to serve on her team. Sue is responsible for kick starting my love of mixed media when she hosted me for a day of creating together on two separate occasions when I was visiting England. She will tell you that on the first get-together, I didn't even know what distress ink was. Now I have lots of supplies and my husband is quick to call her an enabler and I am quick to call her a cherished and very talented friend.
Thanks to some weird weather patterns here, I have been struggling with headaches so I made this canvas and completely forgot to take any photos as I went along - headache, brain fog or old age?
Here is how to put it together:
1. Coat an 8"x8" deep edge stretched canvas with White Gesso (Liquitex).
2. Paint with Calico Red Acrylic Paint (Folk Art)
3. Using Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger), stamp onto torn pieces of tissue paper with a Sheet Music Stamp (Kaisercraft)
4. Glue tissue paper pieces randomly over canvas front and sides with Mod Podge
5. Mix Calico Red paint with some Glazing Medium (Liquitex) and repaint the canvas
6. Add some stenciling with Translucent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi) and a Poinsettia mini stencil (Tim Holtz)
7. Randomly spray with Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain (Tim Holtz) - wipe off any that lands on the clear poinsettias
8. Randomly sponge on some white acrylic paint (DecoArt) - wipe off any that lands on the clear poinsettias
9. Stamp the Santa head from Retro Christmas (IndigoBlu) using Versamark (Tsukineko) and emboss with Gold embossing powder (recollections and then fussy cut
10. Die cut a circle (Sizzix) from card stock and paint with Calico Red Acrylic Paint.
11. Emboss circle with Starry Night embossing folder (Sizzix) and rub with Classic Gold wax paste (Connoisseur Studios)
12. Distress edges of the circle and outline with a gold pen (Sakura)
13. Die cut a number of poinsettia petals (Marianne Creatables)
14. Paint with Champagne Gold Metallic Acrylic Paint (DecoArt)
15. Shape the petals, layer and add seed beads for the centres using Glossy Accents (Ranger)
16. Cut "greenery" using Holiday Greens die (Tim Holtz) and rub with some Classic Gold wax paste
1. Mount the circle with dimensional foam
2. Add the Santa head to the circle with dimensional foam
3. Add the poinsettias and "greenery" with Soft Gel Medium (Golden)
You have until 20:00 UK time on January 2nd to share a creation with us so I hope you will.