Monday, 10 November 2014

St Nicholas Christmas Ornament

Hello Again! Lynne here with a Christmas Ornament for you to try using one of the Paper Artsy stamps from the new Hot Picks range and an old favourite from the Lynne Perrella range.

Spray an A4 sheet of glossy photo paper with an ageing spray. I half-filled a small spray bottle with warm water and added 24 drops of Antique Linen and 12 drops of Tea Dye Distress Ink and gave it a good shake.

When dry I stamped the St Nicholas from Paper Artsy Hot Picks HPXM07EZ using Ranger Archival Ink Olive and ColorBox Maroon. I applied the Olive stamp pad to the stamp on the tree area and then followed with the Maroon using the corner of the stamp pad to into the area where the colour meet.

 I stamped four images on the A4 photo paper, leaving enough space around the outside to cut them out.

I traced around an oval paper template and cut out the images with scissors. 

Distress the edges with the ageing medium.

On the leftover scraps of aged photo paper stamp BELIEVE from the balloon doll from Paper Artsy LPCO18 in Archival Ink Coffee. I found it easier to not use an acrylic block.

Cut around the scroll with scissors and add gold marker around the edges.

 Light the candles! An add detail to St Nick’s buckle.

 Now for the substrate. Trace a larger oval onto heavy card and cut it out.
 See the image at the end of this post for an idea of the size you will need.

 Use a bright paper to match the image. I found just enough of this rag paper in my stash for 4 ovals. Adhere the paper to the large oval with gel medium and trim. 

On the reverse side add some old music paper. Why dry smooth the edges with some sandpaper.
Distress the edges with Vintage Photo.

Now it is time to put everything together!

Adhere the St Nick image to the large oval. Add the sign with raised sticky dots. And lastly, an embellishment with hanging string.

What I can’t believe is that Christmas is so close! I hope you will try and make a little time to make some handmade decorations which will last for many Christmas’s to come.

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