Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A Christmas Gift - Southern Ridge Trading Company

Good Morning!
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and all your holiday wishes came true!

This year I made many gifts for friends...this is one for a very dear and sweet friend who has become like family


I started with the medium wood stand up canvas and covered it with gesso, I than used the small heart stencil with texture paste and allowed to dry naturally.  I layered different colors of grey and turquoise mists.




I embossed the title, mini connected hearts, and border pieces 






I followed the same process for the other side


To add some more visual interest I added some lights!


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Decor with Southern Ridge Trading Company!

Good morning!
Christmas is upon us and to help put me in the Christmas spirit I like creating Christmas crafts!


To create this I empty  wine bottle and covered it in 3 layers of gesso,  added some crackle paste and allowed to dry.  I then layered different colours of mists then added some embossing paste through the Southern Ridge circle stencil, and added some silver embossing powder and heat set it


My husband soaked the 'Believe' chipboard and 'Holly berry branch' in water for 24 hours then shaped it around the bottle and glued it down for me



I painted the pieces then dry brushed some gesso on it.






I added lots of baubles and poinsettias then added some white gesso to give it a frosty look!

Thanks for stopping by!





Laura