Friday, July 28, 2017

Merry Christmas Ornaments Canvas with Deb Riddell

Hello and thanks for stopping by, Deb Riddell here with you today to share a Christmas In July mixed media canvas that I created with some of Southern Ridge’s new Christmas releases.

I used the new Swirls Ornament Set along with the Merry Christmas Greeting Pack chipboard to create my Merry Christmas Ornaments canvas, read on for the how to.

The Swirls Ornament Set includes three ornaments that each have two layers, a solid backing and a decorative overlay.  I covered the solid backing ornaments with three different papers from Tim Holtz’s Yuletide and Tidings Paper Stash’s, trimming the edges with a finger knife and then filing any stray bits with an emery board.  The hanger holes were punched out with a single hole punch.

The first Swirl overlay was embossed with Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and then adhered overtop of the green polka dot paper covered ornament.

The second Swirl overlay was covered with Distress Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust and adhered overtop of the Christmas text covered ornament.

And the third Swirl ornament was foiled with Therm O Web’s Opal Deco Foil and adhered overtop of the red star patterned ornament.

One of the Merry Christmas sentiments from the Merry Christmas Greeting Pack was then foiled with more Therm O Web foil, this time I used some Old Gold Mixed Media Transfer Foil from their Rebekah Meier Designs line.  I used the Deco Foil Adhesive pen directly onto the bare chipboard and love the distressed effect that was enhanced with some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

To carry on the gold theme, Tim Holtz’s Bird Branch die was cut from some gold Metallic Kraft Stock, sanded slightly to reveal some of the kraft paper below the gold and inked with Frayed Burlap Distress ink (I cut off the little bird and will save him for a future project!).

A 6” x 8” flat artist’s canvas was painted with white gesso and then inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain.  Some of the stain was randomly removed with a damp baby wipe for a mottled cloudy effect.

A little subtle tone on tone stenciling followed with Tumbled Glass Distress ink through Tim Holtz’s Holiday Script layering stencil.

And finally, more stenciling was added through Tim Holtz’s Snowflake layering stencil with Ranger Transparent Gloss texture paste and once it had dried a splattering of white acrylic paint and edging with Stormy Sky Distress ink completed the background.

And then the canvas was assembled, button thread was tied onto each of the ornaments and they were adhered onto the prepared canvas.

The Merry Christmas sentiment was adhered below the ornaments,

And a snowflake charm was embossed with more Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder and adhered to the left side of the canvas.  A couple of sentiments from Tim Holtz’s Occasions Small Talk Stickers were also added after inking them with some Old Paper and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks.

Finally, the Bird Branch die cut was applied along the top of the canvas and the ornament hangers tied around it.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing how my Merry Christmas Ornaments canvas came together, I love this new Swirls Ornament set, such a versatile design!

You could easily turn this canvas into a Christmas card or scrapbook layout and if you covered the ornaments with patterned paper front and back they’d make lovely decorations for your tree.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz / Sizzix: Bird Branch die
- Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink: Distress Stain, Distress Ink, Distress Glitter Dust and Transparent Gloss texture paste
- Tim Holtz / Advantus: Yuletide and Tidings Paper Stack, Metallic Kraft Stock, Snowflake charm and Occasions Small Talk stickers
- Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous: Snowflake and Holiday Script layering stencils
- Therm O Web: Deco Foil, Mixed Media Transfer Foil and Deco Foil Adhesive Pen
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder
- Miscellaneous: 6” x 8” flat canvas, scissors, finger knife, emery board, button thread, adhesive, hole punch, gesso, white acrylic paint and paint brush

Thanks again for stopping by today and as always, happy creating!

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