Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mixed Media Christmas Collage

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...
Polymer Clay
Rubber Stamps and other items to make texture
White Acrylic Paint
Red Acrylic Paint
4 x 6 Canvas  
Mod Podge 
E6000 Glue 

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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  1. So Sweet. I like the Joy wood block too!

  2. I love mixed media... That 3D clay tree is fabulous! You are so amazing!

    hugs x

  3. Oh this is SO cute! I have some book covers that I was looking at last night and trying to think what to do with them. They would be a great replacement for the canvas! Off to see what I have in the way of clay, etc. Thanks for a super cute idea!

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  5. I love this! I love the tree and the red background and the writing at the bottom. Wow! Fabulous Christmas craft! I'm definitely pinning this to my Christmas craft pin board!

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  6. This is so cute. I love it. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  7. I LOVE this collage - it is so pretty and creativity! Absolutely beautiful.

    I'm stopping by from Katherine's Corner blog hop.

    Happy Favorite Things Thursday!


  8. this is a beautiful mixed media piece. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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  10. That is REALLY cool! I'd love you to come link up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

  11. This is great! you are so talented. I remember those burlap trees from last year. I wanted to make some--didn't do it yet. :( Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.

  12. Totally loving this!!! I have a book on mixed media, but just haven't had the time to get started. Thank you for this awesome tutorial. Pinning!

  13. Thank you for your comment on my website. You have some great tutorials here, I love the Christmas tree.

    Lee :)

  14. This is a beautiful idea, I do enjoy your blog very much. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Seasonal Celebration! Be sure to pop by and this Wednesday to see if you have been featured. Rebecca x

  15. Love this! It is really adorable and the glitter really make it sing :)

  16. gorgeous canvas. Love how you did the tree!! Thanks for stopping by yesterday~cm

  17. Stop over at my blog so you can see my attempt at painting the tree...not nearly as good as yours but I am happy with my attempt...Dianntha

  18. Simply AWESOME!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Hugs and thanks for sharing! A Very MERRY MERRY to you and yours!

  19. That is beautiful! My daughter loves to paint, I will have to show her your idea of using clay ornaments. That's a great idea!! I would love for you to share it at my SHOW-licious Craft Showcase party!


    Happy Holidays,

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