Hello and Merry Christmas! I would like to share a MDF wreath shape I brought recently. I decided to have a play with textures so it evolved from the base up. Apart from DecoArt Media Crackle Paste everything else came from IndigoBlu.
There aren’t any step photos but will talk you through the layers, each one dried before adding the next. The MDF shape was covered with snowflakes made with fine texture paste through the snowflake stencil, this was then covered with white gesso(Gee-Sso-Good) mixed with a little black gesso. A wash of Aladdin metallic paint over the gesso then the crackle paste applied, in thin and thicker patches to give a varied crackle. A little blue Luscious was mixed with white gesso and used to stamp the Snowflake Lace randomly over the crackle and the whole wreath painted with a wash of Snow White metallic paint. To finish the background white glitter was mixed with the Super thick Slap-it-On to a thick paste and applied through the snowflake stencil. Phew, had a rest after that lot!
The foliage was made by stamping the Clearly IndigoBlu Holly with StazOn onto white card, dark green for the outline and a lighter green for the scribbly lines. These were painted with Snow White mixed with a little Distress Inks, fussy cut, shaped and splattered with Silver Luscious. The wooden sentiments were painted with the blue gesso mix and Snow White wash.
The holly leaves and sentiments were attached with silicon glue and snowflake charms added with silver thread. To finish, the remaining glitter mix was used to highlight and when dry a silver ribbon tied to hang the wreath.
Had a lot fun making it up as I went. I’m entering the wreath into this month’s Craft Stamper Challenge – Snow and Ice.
Hope you enjoy the next few days- see you on the other side!
Take care, Kay xx