I thought it would be fun to share this Christmas idea involving stamping.
Of all the altered items I've made over the years, this one has had the most longevity, and I have liked it the most. In fact, I made several and gave them away as gifts.
This starts out as a clear glass block, available at the DIY building centres. I bought a diamond bit for hubs to put on his drill and very slowly he drilled a hole in the back for me, so that I could poke a line of mini lights in once the project was complete.
I painted the block with gesso, kind of spackling it on to provide a white base.
I did lots of stamping with Staz-On ink with a variety of stamps, and using masking techniques. Then I used brushes and my ink pads and just started shading in, starting with lighter colours and gradually going darker. I drew the geese in with a marker.
Finally I added a textured snow product and sprinkled on diamond glitter while it was still wet.
Once everything was dry, I poked in the lights so it can be plugged in at night.
The idea for this was found on SplitCoastStampers originally. This is a fairly close copy of one I saw there.
Here's another one I made with a different set of stamps. For this one, I brushed the gesso on with smooth strokes going left to right. I actually like the spackled approach better, especially when it's plugged in.
Do you have a lot of hand made Christmas decor around the house? Do you give your creations away? Do you reserve your papercrafting for scrapbook pages and cards?
I'm linking this post to Passionately Artistic where they are hosting a linking party of Christmas decor and party ideas.
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