by Sue Smyth
Merry Christmas to you all
I love a good Christmas layout
and gorgeous Meg's Garden papers are
a great place to start to make a Chrissy layout.
Check out not one but 2 mini tutorials below
on how to age holly leaves
and make your own homemade faux snow.
I have added White enamel accents to the pine tree
and sprinkled with a little white glitter for
a great snowy dimensional look
A neat close up of the chip frame with lots
of fluffy snow.
Add a row of pearls for shine and contrast to the frame.
I have painted the chip alpha with gesso, then paint
a thicker second coat and heat with heat gun to give a bubbly
dimensional look. It looks so much like snow.
More of the snowy tree.
Start by dry brushing gesso around the edge of the patterned paper.
Attach the paper to sturdy chipboard to give it strength
Paint chipboard frame with white gesso
Paint with Distress crackle medium and allow to dry.
Then rub in Faded Jeans Distress ink into the crackles
and wipe off with a wet wipe.
Dab gesso around the edges when dry.
Apply snow (see below for recipe) around the edges
of frame and allow to dry.
To make your own homemade snow.
You can buy faux snow mediums but it is just as easy to make
it from any course or chunky glitter.
1 tablespoon of Diamond Dust
1 teaspoon of gesso
1/2 teaspoon of Dimensional magic
Mix together and store in a sealed container
Aged Holly leaves
I love to alter the leaves I use to make
them more realistic. This is one of the ways I do it
Dry brush holly leaves with white gesso.
when dry daub with Peeled paint Distress ink.
Daub over the out sides with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
To give an aged look to the leaves.
You can do this to any paper leaves,
not just holly leaves!
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