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Today is an extra special treat, it is the
Rita Barakat & Art Anthology Blog Hop!
I am so excited to share this project created with BEAUTIFUL holiday die cuts from
Rita Barakat Designs, & FABULOUS products from Art Anthology.
I have had this wooden frame in my stash since last Christmas, and with these products, it became the perfect item to create with.
To begin, I used white gesso to cover both sides of some chipboard snowflakes, and clear gesso to both sides of the wooden frame, because I wanted the color to be more of a natural looking wash, and not to absorb into the wood.
Once the gesso had dried on the snowflakes, I used
Art Anthology Fiji Velvet medium, with a wet brush,
to give a "icy" random wash to the flakes.
I then used a dry brush, to splatter the medium over the surface of all flakes,
on both sides.
For the frame, I also used a slightly wet brush to give a washed appearance, when applying the Art Anthology Leaf Sorbet, which features just the right amount of shimmer. to give a little spark to the design.
After only waiting a few short moments for the Art Anthology mediums to set, I spritzed the snowflakes with the AA Ice Fairy Dust Spray.
To intensify the green shade on the frame, I used a light spritz of the
AA Granny Smith Colorations Color Spray on both sides of the frame.
While letting everything set, I created a small embroidery floss tassel to dangle from the bottom of the frame.
I also chose 2 of the designs From Rita Barakat's new die cuts "A Merry Little Christmas Collection", used Scrapbook Adhesive Double Sided Squares to hold them together.
I used a small dab of Plaid Glitterific to make the wreaths shimmer, and then added them to the center of the frame, using a mixed media glue.
Using the same glue, I added the snowflakes, staggering them a bit, followed by adding flat back crystal elements around the frame and each snowflake.
The finishing touch was adding the hassle to the bottom of the frame.
An adorable ornament, with lots of color and sparkle, and lightweight enough to hang from any Christmas tree branch.
All made possible by the AMAZING products from
Rita Barakat & Art Anthology.
For the products I used in creating this project, please visit the following links.
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