Friday, October 27, 2017

Season's Greetings Christmas Tree Trio Decoration with Deb Riddell

Hello everyone, Deb Riddell here with you today to share a Christmas decoration that I made with lots of Southern Ridge Trading Company’s wonderful Christmas chipboard and wood veneers.

I used Southern Ridge’s Scribble Triangle Tree Set, Wood Small Marked Deer (love that wee guy!), Small Primitive Stars, Snowflakes 712 and Star stencil in the making of my Season’s Greetings Christmas Tree Trio decoration.  I have a few step out photos on how I made it, hope you will enjoy seeing them.

I started out with a piece of ¼” MDF cut to about 5” x 7” (it was in my stash and I haven’t a clue where it came from but it was the perfect size so I decided to use it.  You could also use a flat artist’s canvas or even just cover a piece of chipboard with scrapbook paper to make yours).  I covered the MDF front and back with paper from Tim Holtz’s Tidings Paper Stash and wrapped the edges with some red glitter tape from his Tidings Design Tape set.

I then stenciled Ranger Clear Gloss Texture Paste through Southern Ridge’s Star stencil, repeating the pattern as necessary to cover the entire front side of the panel, and set it aside to dry.

The three Christmas trees from the Scribble Triangle Tree Set were painted with Hauser Dark Green Americana acrylic paint and once the paint had dried, Deco Foil Adhesive was applied over all of the trees with the Deco Foil Adhesive pen.  Once the adhesive had dried clear and tacky, Emerald Watercolour Deco Foil was burnished over top.  I love the variegation of colour you achieve with the watercolour Deco Foils!

The Wood Small Marked Deer is so beautiful all on it’s own that you don’t have to much to enhance it. I just gave him a coat of DecoArt Gloss Varnish and once it had dried, added more Gloss Varnish to his antlers and sprinkled them with Distress Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust, perfection!

One of the Small Primitive Stars was painted with DecoArt Emperor’s Gold Dazzling Metallics paint and once dry, the Deco Foil Adhesive pen was used to apply adhesive before applying Rebekah Meier Design Mixed Media Transfer Foil in Old Gold over top.

Three of the snowflakes from the Snowflakes 712 set were painted with Americana Titanium White acrylic paint and once it had dried, Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder was applied to all of them.

A flat back pearl was adhered onto the centers of all of the embossed snowflakes.  Some of Tim Holtz’s gold Deco Sheet was adhered onto white cardstock and tiny stars were die cut with Simon Says Stamp’s Large Holiday Shapes and Holiday Shapes Hearts Stars Craft dies.

The Season’s Greetings sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock with a Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas stamp with Black Soot Distress Archival ink, clear embossed and then cut into a banner shape.  The whole banner was lightly inked with Old Paper Distress Ink and the edges inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Here are a few close ups, the foiled Scribble Triangle Trees were added along the bottom edge of the prepared MDF plaque and one of the embossed snowflakes was added to the top of each tree.  That wonderful deer was adhered overtop of the trees on the left hand side of the panel.

The gold Deco Sheet stars were added here and there to the panel and you can see the shine from the Gloss Texture Paste stenciled stars in the background, another layer of shine to glow in the light of the Christmas candles!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing how my Season’s Greetings Christmas Tree Trio decoration came together and that you’ve been inspired to make one of your own!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Therm O Web: Deco Foil, Deco Foil Adhesive Pen and Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Transfer Foil
- DecoArt: Americana Acrylic Paint, Dazzling Metallics Paint and Gloss Varnish
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz / Advantus: Tidings Paper Stash, Tidings Design Tape and Deco Sheets
- Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink: Clear Gloss Texture Paste, Distress Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust, Distress Ink and Distress Archival Ink
- Simon Says Stamp: Large Holiday Shapes Craft Dies and Holiday Shapes Hearts Stars Craft Dies
- Miscellaneous: MDF 5” x7” panel, white cardstock, clear embossing powder, flat back pearls, scissors, adhesive and Christmas sentiment stamp

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

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