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Friday, 19 September 2014

Yuletide Greetings

I was reading the PaperArtsy blog last week and spotted this project by GD Wanda Hentges.  I really loved the technique she used to produce the backing paper for her Christmas cards and so decided to give it a go.
I painted two colours of acrylic on some water colour paper- green and red then applied some gesso with part of a plastic fruit punnet cut up (I didn't have an old gift/credit card and the fruit punnet works quite well!).  Then added some more red and green paint on top (when everything was dry) using the edge of another piece of the punnet (lol).  Again, once dry I added a final layer of gesso, scraping back in some areas and not others.
From this I cut 3 ATCs (slightly smaller than 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches so that I could mount them on black paper the correct size).  I added a small piece of patterned paper across the bottom. 
Next I got out my Clare Llyod Electica Christmas stamps found here, and went round the edge in black ink with one stamp, and randomly over the middle in silver and grey with others.  The sentiment was stamped in back and the heart stamped in black on some of the scrap backing paper.  I added a little glitter to the heart before affixing with sticky-fixers.
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