Sunday, November 8, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

Hello lovely Shimmerz friends and thanks for being here today.  I don't know about you but I am busy getting ready for the holidays and today I want to share a little hanger with you.
I'll give you a quick run down of how I put this together

I started with a little wooden plaque that I had prepped with black gesso. I added crackle glaze to it and when that had dried added a coat of off white acrylic paint. When the cracks started to appear it was ready for the next step, adding some texture with the help of a stencil and some clear texture paste. Now it was ready to start playing with my Shimmerz paints.
I started with giving my project a light base coat with a mix of Shimmerz Celery andh a little Creameez Sage Isn't So Good towards the centre.
Next I put the stencil back in place and added some Texturez Muddy Buddy to add more depth and texture. I just applied it with my finger through the stencil.

I wanted to keep the background quite simple to leave space for additional layers.
I cut a label from Kraft card, gave it a light coat of gesso and then added a few sprays of Coloringz  Chocolate Brownie. I stamped some snow flakes and a sentiment in Archival ink and then added a bit more Texturez with my finger for a little more interest in the background.

Some bright red leaves and a rose from my stash also got a few sprays of the Chocolate Brownie to gunge them up a bit, as was the little deer  below.
A little die cut, added a bit more interest to the bottom edge and that was it.
Quick easy and so much fun to do. I always love to see how the different sprays and paints react on different textured surfaces. Hope you are having fun with your holiday projects, and thanks for visiting here like always. But before you leave, don't forget, you can order Shimmerz products directly from the Shimmerz Paints Store. If you do,  mention my name (Astrid Maclean) in the «Instruction to Merchant/seller» part of your order form (just below your name and address). After clicking «add», you'll get a FREE product in the color of your choice. And for people from outside the US, Shimmerz do a really good deal on postage!
Thanks for visiting today and have fun making your own Christmas projects! Shimmerz beautiful shimmering paints and sprays are just perfect for Christmas!

17 comments:

Dorthe said...

A lovely christmas hanger, Astrid,
Beautiful greenish colours and the diecut looks wonderful at the bottom , yes love the red leaves and flower spritzed with brown !!
Dorthe, xxo

Pamellia Johnson said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid! Your textures are so amazing and I love the contrast of the vintage pieces with the shimmery glitters! hugs :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Such a beautiful hanger ! Gorgeous Astrid!

Evelyn Walter said...

Love your hanger, Astrid! Beautiful vintage mood!

Lynn Price said...

Lovely holiday hanger, Astrid - wonderfully vintage with the use of that chocolate color! Love your embellishments - you are such a master at composition! xxx Lynn

Kathy Bradley said...

Your vintage plaque looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your process.

Rita said...

Hello dear Astrid. You'll never believe it, I have just finished a crackled oval this afternoon. Love what you have done the textures are fabulous and the floral arrangement looks stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

Georgie C said...

Gorgeous crackle hun, the oval plaque is stunning and some beautiful sparkle too xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous make, Astrid! Love the traditional colours with all the yummy textures. Awesome results! X

Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors, the crackle, just everything about it!!!

butterfly said...

Love the traditional red and green given such a vintage hue - the crackle is fabulous, and I love the curly wire.
Alison x

mamablitger said...

Astrid this wallhanger is so pretty, elegant and vintage... Waw.. Love the crackle and the flower. You did such a fabulous job on this.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

JackieP Neal said...

Astrid, this is stunning! Love those greens! And wow you sure know how to use layers my friend!! xo

Redanne said...

The crackle is gorgeous and the flower is so beautiful. I love the traditional colours and the vintage feel you have given to the plaque! Hugs, Anne xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

This is just stunning Astrid!! The background textures are simply amazing and I love the little deer .. so cute! Love that pop of colour from the flower and leaves and love the touch of sparkle too!! Awesome work!! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Absolutely stunning! Chrisx

reshmi abbas said...

great work...superb cute