Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Homemade Decorations

Some more All is Bright (by MME) papers for my page today.  I made this for the Tando blog whose theme is 'Deck the Halls' this week which is why I chose this particular photo of my sons penguin decoration that hangs proudly on our tree.  I started on the background by using the tando snowflake mask and scraping gesso through the snowflakes, I then use actual snowflakes as a mask and spritzed over white glimmer mist, and added some puddles of blue patina to make some drips.....and then I nearly abandoned the background....but on the cybercrop over at ukscrappers one of my teamies said to keep going with backgrounds even if you are not sure about them.....so I did.  I edged the page with white gesso using some card and then left that to dry.

I layered up lots of the MME papers, stitching and distressing the edges as well as a little tear, I added some lace and did a little punching added some of the MME washi tape and a layer of glassine envelope.  Then I started working on the Tando chipboard pieces I wanted to add too - I love the reindeer and they look great just covered in brown ink and glossy accents.  However I had to play around with the holly flourish til I got what I wanted - I love that chipboard is soo forgiving when you don't like one effect.  It started off coloured with promarkers and then glossed with glossy accents but it was a bit too bold for the painty page, so I covered it in white gesso and crackle paint....but then you couldn't see the colour so I watered down and painted it with red and green distress inks and was finally happy with the result!  I layered up a little tab at the top using some of the stickers, washi tape and a punch, and cut out the title on my silhouette - stitching it on.

So this is the 1st of my Christmas pages - there will be more and today I have posted a page over at Created by ATDML, all about mists - here is the link.


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