Are you getting into the Christmas Spirit?
Do you like making gifts and cards?
I like to make gifts and this year I'm starting early!
I have a very easy step by step tutorial on a Christmas card design to show you.
Here are the basic materials. Heavy cotton or linen fabric and a plain 210gsm card.I'll show and explain the other materials as I go along.
I pulled some threads out of the edges of the fabric because I like the frayed look.
I basecoated the card in All Purpose Sealer.
Then using a large flat basecoating brush I applied a couple of coats of Soft White or Warm White acrylic paint.
I used a stiff hog hair brush and painted the fabric with Napthol Crimson. The hog hair is easier to push paint into the weave of the fabric.
When the Soft White was dry I applied a thick coat of Decor Crackle Medium using a hog hair brush.
When the fabric dried, I used a Kaisercraft Christmas Stamp and patted into the VersaMark stamp pad.
While the stamp is still wet, I gently shook White Embossing Powder over the top. Shook off the excess powder and heated the stamped area with a heat gun until I had the shiny, embossed look.
When the Decor Crackle Medium dried I used a dry sea sponge and heavily sponged Pine Green paint all over the card.
Using a dry sea sponge loaded heavily with paint, will give you larger more defined cracks. Make sure your sponge is loaded with paint and start in one corner and work your way across the card. Try not to go over wet paint as this will lift paint off rather than make it heavier.
To add a bit of lust, I used Rich Gold and a dry brush technique over the crackled green surface.
I sewed the fabric to the card using a swirly pattern with a mixture of gold through a coloured cotton.
This is a close up photo of the finished card. I hope you have fun making your Christmas gifts.
All the paints and mediums used were
Chroma, Jo Sonja brand I'd be happy to answer any questions regarding these paints or mediums.
Please feel free to share this tutorial with your friends.
I'm linking this blogpost to Kerryanne's 'Simply Christmas' at Shabby Art Boutique.
Creative Hugs, Anna