I recently had the honor of guest posting at Sugar Bee Crafts where I shared how I made this
Mixed Media Christmas Collage.
In case you missed it,
here's the tutorial...
here's the tutorial...
Rubber Stamps and other items to make texture
White Acrylic Paint
Red Acrylic Paint
4 x 6 Canvas
Start by conditioning the clay and pressing it out to about a half inch thickness. I do this on a cookie sheet so it's ready to stick in the oven.
Form the clay into the shape of a Christmas tree or use a knife to cut it.
Cut the tree horizontally into 4 sections.
Notice how I didn't make the bottom perfectly straight.
Add a different texture to each section.
I used ball chain and rubber stamps.
Assemble the tree and bake in the oven following package directions.
See ink left from my stamps? Don't worry, we're going to fix that!
Allow clay to cool completely.
Paint the tree with white acrylic paint to cover any left over ink.
TIP: Save your trays that meat comes on from the grocery store. Stick them in the dishwasher. They don't melt! They make great paint pallets!
Brush a coat of Mod Podge onto the tree and sprinkle with glitter.
Working quickly, before the Mod Podge has time to dry, rub your finger across the tree. This will allow the glitter to remain mostly in the recessed areas.
Paint a 4 x 6 canvas with red acrylic paint. Paint snowflakes using white acrylic paint and sprinkle the snowflakes with glitter while the paint in still wet.
Add paper to the bottom of the canvas using Mod Podge and sprinkle on a little more glitter. I used paper from an old book, but you could use scrapbook paper, magazine paper, fabric...the possibilities are endless.
Glue the tree onto the canvas and add a button or some other type of embellishment to the top of the tree.
This whimsical collage will be a great keepsake year after year!
Here are a couple of projects from last year that you might want to check out...
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