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Woodware Christmas Collage

On the Woodware Blog this week they have been looking at Christmas Collage and there have been some stunning cards, I decided to make a canvas. I love the work of  Wendy Vecchi, Wendy uses Dreamweaver Embossing Paste branded under her name, but it is the same good stuff in the jar, so while this can not be compared to anything from Wendy, she is my source of inspiration.


I must admit I am rather pleased with it. The canvas is 7 x 9.5 inches.


Lynell the Queen of Stencils sent me this stencil which I have had for a while and not used so I figured it was about time, it is a very pretty Holly Swirl which I have masked and sprayed with Clearsnap Artichoke Dye Ink Spray (I love the colour). I did mask but I was not too fussy about it.


Then I spritzed it with water.


and more water.


but you can see the stencil ghosted in the background, I really love the look, and yes I did plan this.

When it was dry I turned it over…


and put a large acrylic block underneath, it could have been made for he job.


so that when I turned it back to work on the canvas is supported by the block. Thanks to Siobhan the Recovering Stampaholic for that tip.

I have covered the whole of the canvas with Translucent Embossing Paste not in being fussy about getting it smooth. (this is the part that was inspired by Wendy Vecchi)


So when the background was dry I used the Crackle Paste on the Coil Christmas Tree. The crackle paste has to go on an acrylic base so that it has something to hold on to the translucent paste is perfect and i could have used this just under the tree, but I hadn’t decided if I would only use the tree directly on the canvas so it was simpler just to put a thin layer all over.


Next Alphabet Chippies


I have Frantaged the letters, this tip is mine, I put the letter in a spoon and heated from underneath the metal of the spoon heats up easily and the heat is transfered to the letter. (don’t use the spoon for soup afterwards)


Then I got out my Dreamweaver Dies and cut 2 sizes of bauble with the Nested Ornaments Die. On the small one I added Frantage mix and some copper embossing powder lines which I drew with the Versa Mark Pen. On the other bauble I used Watermark Ink through the Holly Swirl stencil, I applied it with the Stylus Tool.


Then I cut the Nested Stocking and embossed the tip.


the top of the stocking has has the crackle treatment, but applied in my messy way.


when it was dry I cracked it a bit more, this time instead of having paste underneath I coated the top with Matte PPA so that the crackle will not fall off.

I next attached all of the pieces with the PPA glue.


With my Stylus I rubbed in Raisin Pigment ink to the tree.


I added some extra stenciling to the stocking with the Holly Swirl and the Colorbox Art Screen Mandala


this pulled all of the images together.

with some Frantage at the corner I was finished and very happy.

Thanks for visiting see you soon and please pop over to see what the rest of the team have been up too on the Woodware blog

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