Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Annie's Christmas Tree Board

At last I have the chance to share with you
Annie's finished board.
A fabulous tree, I love the dark tree against
the blue crackled background.

Below you can see the board with lace
to outline the shape of the tree and before
Annie glued all her buttons, flowers and all manner of goodies on,
she then covered the tree with black paint and used
various Treasure Gold pastes to highlight
all the elements, adding a Snowman and Reindeer.
Here is a close up of a section where you can
see lovely teeny fairy lights strung across the tree
along with hints of glitter here and there.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas, we did.
Now to look forward to see what 2015 will bring.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Mini Christmas Canvas (Two) decorated on both sides

Hello again and yes with another Christmas Tree Canvas or two
With all the boxes of stuff open in the craft room
I decided to decorate a small 8" canvas
on both sides to place on a shelf or windowsill.
I covered the canvas front and back with black gesso.
Gluing all the elements to sketched shapes for the trees.
I then covered these with black gesso and highlighted
with various Treasure Gold pastes.
Finishing with tiny red rhinestones.
Here is the result which now sits on our dresser.
8" Christmas Canvas
As you can see I used a stack of buttons on the front three trees above
also around the frame at the back of the canvas below.
I splattered white paint around the background and over the reindeer.
Rear view of 8" Christmas canvas
The inspiration for the canvas above came after completing another 8" canvas
made for my son and daughter in law to take over to her parents
in Finland later this month, did I say that I find making them 
just a bit addictive.  
Here is the canvas which will be bound for Finland on Sunday.
For the base I glued a mesh over the canvas before covering
with gesso and gluing the elements in place

Margaret's Christmas Boards
I am very pleased to also share these photos of two lovely boards
which were finished at home after our last workshop. 
I believe Margaret has used various die cut leaves and flowers
 to great effect, the baubles look very festive.

Margaret's Tree Board

Both boards are wonderful Margaret.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Jane's Mixed Media Christmas Tree Board

Hello again, I am back to share this fabulous board by Jane
which she has now completed since our workshop
and kindly sent me these photos.
I love the way Jane has used small red baubles mixed
with pearls, washers, cogs and all manner of goodies.
The white background really enhances the cogs and the tree.
As you can see from the photo below, Jane finished her
board and drilled holes from the front to back and
inserted tiny Christmas lights, how fab is that?
Here you can see a section of the board in more detail.
A stunning festive board Jane!
Until next time..