I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer.
OK, it’s 9.30 p.m. and I have just checked the temperature outside and it’s still 39!!!
Maybe the thought of Christmas will cool things down 🙂
This evening I would like to share a “Christmas project” I made recently for Crafty Individuals.
I have kept to traditional reds and greens, Christmas wording “Joy” and the number 25. The white paint splodges could be snow or could be just decorative. However, I did want to keep the design loose so that it could be used for other occasions.
The base is a piece of scrap ply which I trimmed to size, painted with Gesso, covered the front side with paper scraps using Mod Podge to attach them, a few paint splashes here and there and then applied a couple of coats of Mod Podge to seal.
The reverse side was painted black in this instance. I have made some other projects which I have covered the reverse sides with pretty papers. Both methods work equally as well. If you are painting the back, I would do this first before decorating the front.
To decorate the house, I used some pretty papers and some lovely photographic images from Crafty Individuals.
The plaque was made up as seen and the embellishments where attached using heavy gel medium. PVA would work as well.
Variation: I have used ply wood for this project but an old book cover or heavy duty card or board would work equally as well.
Crafty Individuals products used:
*Just to share: Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals demonstrated some fabulous projects using these houses on the Hochanda Craft channel today 14th July 2017. The shows were shown at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. UK time.
Thank you for looking and Merry Christmas