I would like to enter the following challenges -
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Craft Room Challenge - Something Old (stamps are really old), Something New (Dies and Embossing Paste first use).
Moving Along With The Times - Add Texture (crackle medium, texture paste on the baubles)
One Stitch At A Time - Add a Die
I really love the crackled background with the gold seeping through,
perfect for Christmas :-).
And now for the step by step ....................................
I used a paper mache thingy!!! from my stash and painted two layers
of Cosmic Shimmer Paint Gold (my new favourite), I then added when it
had dried Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Glaze.
I wanted a cream look but was running out of the Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk paint Vanilla
so I added some Warm White to make it last over this and next week's project.
I also painted some embellishments but didn't use them.
I then painted over the top of the dried crackle and let it do it's thing :-).
Doesn't the gold look awesome through the cracks, so loving it lol.
I wanted to keep with gold and cream so I painted some of the Creative Expressions
Pearl gems in different sizes with some of the gold shimmer paint, they turned out
a lot better then I thought.
Oops I missed the fact that I cut some card with the Creative Expressions Craft Die
Vintage Bauble. I then added some Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste Gold Pearl.
I then used my palette knife to make some texture.
I then lifted the bauble and put it to dry. This would have been good
to do this on a background as the left over looked amazing, but I had already done
my background lol.
This is what it looked like before it dried.
And after it had dried.
Next I cut the main part of the bauble with card and Creative Expressions
Adhesive Sheets, yes I did think after I should have cut them while
the sheets were attached to the card oops.
I then added Cosmic Shimmer Polished Glitter Sahara Gold over the sheets
and added the textured baubles on top.
I stamped the sentiment from Creative Expressions Stamp Set Partridge in a Pear Tree with
Archival Jet Black ink pad.
I didn't have any of the Cosmic Shimmer gold paste so I used Ranger Studio 490
Embossing Paste Metallic Gold through the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Stars.
I took the swirl from Creative Expressions Stamp Set Sleigh Ride and
stamped it with Ranger Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer
Detail Bright Gold.
I took the music stamp from the same stamp set and stamped randomly over
I added all the gold pearls I did earlier with Cosmic Shimmer Glue which glues
everything (I have been using this glue for around 3 years it's so good).
I added some Creative Expressions Pearl String and then some Creative Expressions
Gilding Wax Enchanted Gold. Now I normally add dark around the edges,
but because I want the eyes to move from this piece to the bought gold wreath and then
next weeks project I decided to add some thing lighter.
Right that's it for today, thank you all for visiting and I hope you have a fantastic Monday.
Happy Creating :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx