Morning, Today I am sharing a fun project which I hope you will enjoy. It's a Christmas Countdown wall hanging. I made it using the stamp and die collection that Leonie Launched on Hochanda recently.
I firstly prepared all of the elements I was planning to use with white gesso, I mixed a little plaster into it as I was thinking of using Distress Ink and this gives a better surface to adhere.
I tore a strip of scrap card to form a mountain range shape. I put this in place and added texture paste (coloured so you can see). I spread it on using a palette knife to add as much texture as possible and left to dry.
Next I painted the tree using Daler Rowney System 3 in Sap Green. I stippled this on to give more texture, System 3 is extremely thick so ideal for adding texture and effects.
From the Entwined Christmas Tree collection I cut 'Baubles' twice from white cardstock, then stuck them together with Cosmic Shimmer. I then coated the tree with Silver Gilding wax from Pebeo to colour it.
Then I secured it to the MDF tree using Collall 3D glue gel.
Next I stippled white gesso over the texture paste, I also decided to use acrylics rather than distress inks. I used some torn copier paper to add hills using Grandma's Teacup Acrylic paint from Indigoblu, again I stippled this.
Next I used a cloud mask from Clarity, I created the sky using the same paint, stippled on to create texture in the clouds.
I used a selection of snowflakes for Leonie's collection to stamp on to the snowflake using Memento Summer Sky and Cloudy Blue Adirondack ink.
I sprayed the snowflake with Spray n Sparkle from Crafters Companion to give a frosty sheen.
I added some snowflakes to the sky using Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and Cloudy Sky Memento ink.
I created a tag pocket, using Centura Pearl 'Hint of Silver' which would be used to store ll of the numbers. I stamped this using a sentiment and a couple of the lovely strip stamps from the collection.
I masked all of the elements with Pebeo Drawing Gum, including the holly. When this was dry I blended the colour using Shaded Lilac and a very small amount of Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
I removed the drawing gum and coloured using Spectrum Aqua Markers from Crafters Companion.
I added burgundy organza ribbon as a hanger and also to attach the numbers pocket. I added the mini pegs to hold the numbers. Before assembling I added Cosmic Shimmer 'Berry Red' to the 'Baubles' on the tree and secured everything with Collall 3D glue gel.
I hope you have enjoyed the step by step I have shared today and the finished project. I hope you will join me again very soon. Take care and Happy Crafting.