Hello to all!
Its been a while since I had a chance to post anything; with Christmas on the horizon I am sure that we are all looking at our Christmas stashes with glee and becoming reacquainted with stamps/dies which we had forgotten that we have 🙂
Today I am bringing you an MDF project; this is my first attempt at one as I wanted to move into working with something more durable than a card and MDF seemed a reasonable priced option with the added benefit that if you really hate what you have done, you can sand it back and start again!
- MDF door hanger
- Spectrum sparkle pens
- Sheena Douglass Ivy stamp
- Sheena Douglass Christmas words Stamp
- Dona Ratcliffe christmas pixie’s stamps
- Sheena Douglass Twinkling lights die
- Sheena Douglass poinsettia die
- Spectrum Noir alcohol pens
- clear glitter embossing powder
- Pebeo 3d relief paste and silver foil
- Pebeo silver gilding wax
- Liquid pearls / glitter glue
- Black embossing powder
- White Gesso
- fine micron pen
- Cover the whole base with white gesso and leave to dry
- splodge your choice of spectrum sparkle pens onto a glass matt
- pick-up with a damp sponge and dab freely onto the whole of the base.
- leave to dry(!)
- repeat from step 2 until you are happy with what you have
- Apply gilding wax all around the edges, bringing some of it on into the corners (you can do this later, but then you will have to navigate around stuff)
- Stamp your base images (words and ivy) in black ink; I used versafine because it is so very juicy and the surface of the MDF is not as smooth/flat as a piece of card
- use a micron pen to fill out any bits that didn’t quite make it
- Stamp the toadstool house with an embossing ink and heat emboss
- Trace over various lines with the 3d paste; I chose to do the stems on the ivy and the line running through the words ‘sparkle’. I also did a couple of extra foil stars to match in with the word.
- leave the paste to go off (I recommend either walking away, or doing all the prep work for layer 3) if the paste has not turned clear, it is not ready.
- apply the foil
- On separate card, stamp out, colour and cut out your decoupage elements. This is the leaves for the ivy and the flying pixie. You may have noticed that I did not mention colouring the ivy on the first layer, this is because there is no point, you are going to cover it up with the decoupage anyway
- Die cut your additional elements. These are the twinkling lights and poinsettia elements. I have used foamarian for the poinsettia which will cut through at 3 layers of foam in one go (yay)
- Colour your elements – I have used sn pens for both; in addition I also drew on some vein lines in the flowers with a micron pen.
- Shape elements as required
- Cover the fairy lights (the actual lights only) with clear embossing powder and heat emboss with clear glitter embossing powder. I have done 2 layers of this, but you can do more.
- Layer up your elements onto the base (I’ve used 3d glue gel)
- Add liquid pearls to the centre of the flower and as desired over the whole of the base
- Add gold glitter glue to areas of the flower for extra sparkle
And that’s it – happy crafting!