Morning! My project today is a shabby Christmas plaque that I had such fun making. I love mixed media, there are no rules!
I started off with some very old Anna Griffin striped cream and pink paper which formed the background. I then used a text stencil and some stencil paste to add some texture. Before the paste dried I poured on some fine glitter for a little bit of bling.
Once this was dry I die cut a frame (Marianne Designs die) twice and glued together for added strength. Before adhering this with foam pads I glued on a border of pearls around the edge. Then … I went crazy with the embellies.
The poinsettia are actually lilies which I pulled apart, cut some chunks out the edges so the petals weren’t so uniform, spritzed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Nantucket Pearls inks then reassembled with stamens in the centre. I coloured the white stamens with some shabby shutters reinker. I die cut the holly leaves and spritzed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang inks and twisted whilst still wet then gently unravelled once dry. Did you spot the angel wings? Man I love that silicone mould so much ♥♥♥
Once everything was stuck in place I went over the highlights with either white gesso or Viva Inka Gold wax.
Wild Orchid Crafts products:
MIXED PASTEL TONE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS MKX-333
MIXED PINK TONE OPEN ROSES MKX-661
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-013
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER GYPSOPHILA FLOWERS GST-225
White Stamens MKX-470
WHITE PEARL STRING-4mm MKX-533
WHITE CABOCHON ANGELS MKX-189
VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – WHITE MKX-472