Saturday 16 November 2013

Christmas Decor

I am sharing a workshop piece using three 4x4 canvas boards to produce this wall hanging.
Black, white, cream and gold are the colours used with each board joined with ribbon.
I began by gluing scrumpled gold tissue paper over each board and then dabbing cream acrylic paint around the edges of the boards getting lighter towards the middle so that the gold still showed through.
When the cream paint was dry I used a palette knife to daub white acrylic paint around the edges to give an artsy look.
Each board was stamped with black archival ink and I used two Indigoblu and one woodware stamps. They didn’t come out perfectly because of the textured background so I used a black pen to smarten the images up a bit.
The edges were wiped with embossing ink and I sprinkled vintage gold Frantage embossing chunks over (I was a bit too heavy handed on this one)
To finish the backgrounds I added some gold and star dust stickles to each one.
Whilst these were drying I die-cut and punched the large and small stars, the holly and the reindeer from mat gold card and edged them with the black archival.
Finally I adhered the embellishments and added the ribbon to connect them altogether and to hang them up.

These are the makes from my great group of ladies who enjoyed the session and were very pleased with their project. We aim to please lol.


Have a wonderful weekend, the sun is shining and it’s a glorious day here in the south of the UK, hope you are as lucky.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Jane said...

Fabulous work Brenda, I would have loved to have joined you again but as you know we have a bundle of joy taking over at the moment. Love the frantage and stamps, this will be so admired at Christmas. Hugs xx

Clare Lloyd said...

It's fabulous.

Paula J Atkinson said...

These are fantastic, I particularly love the lowest panel with the deer :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous work! Valerie

Redanne said...

What a stunning project to teach to your class and the results are beautiful. I love the way Lynda did her hanging too. Hugs, Anne x

froebelsternchen said...

fantastic.. what a fab hanger!
stunning results from the pupils!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a wonderful idea. Your and all the other hangings are gorgeous. Love the texture and the colors and all.

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda. I love the artsy-ness of this wall-hanging! It looks fantastic....and what a talented lot you have at your classes! It never ceases to amaze me how everyone always comes up with something so different to everyone else. Gorgeous makes all round.
Dot x

Terry said...

What a great idea, Brenda! Of course it is, you came up with it! Love this hanging and the class projects are all fabulous! I have a big stack of coasters and I think they are calling my name! Hugs and hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

diane said...

Fantastic work!
I so envy your talent! :-D

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craftytrog said...

A gorgeous project Brenda! xxx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous hanging, the projects your group made look fantastic as well.

Von said...

Love yours and your ladies projects Benda :)
Von ♥

Deborah said...

Utter gorgeousness 3 times over, Brenda. And your pupils' hangings are lovely too.

Gram's Treasures said...

Wonderful projects ladies. I'm sure you get lots of satisfaction with your teaching Brenda....good job!
Joyce xx

Jenny Marples said...

Some fabulous ideas so well executed by the ladies Brenda. Love the touches of embossing and the way the gold really shines through in the right light. Jenny x

Cocofolies said...

Ooooh this is truly beautiful...!!! Great Christmas hanging from you and all the ladies Brenda, I adore that ! Have a lovely Sunday, for me I'm just back from a business trip, so will try to catch up later with all what I've missed.. But sorry in advance if I don't have time to leave a comment on each make ! :) Hugs, Coco xxx

Karin said...

Wow a stunning oiece, love it!
Have a great sunday!
Groetjes karin

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Brenda, that must have been one wonderful workshop!!! (oh to live a bit closer, how I would love to join in!!). Your example looks fantastic and your ladies did amazingly well, gorgeous work all round!

Unknown said...

What a stunning project, love the imagery and absolutely adore the colour palette! Great works from your workshoppers too! Well done to all. Chris xxx

Martina said...

What a great Christmassy work, dear Brenda! The golden embossing looks very classy!

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous, glamorous gilding and the textures are so cool... Looks like another amazing class, Brenda, with beautiful work all round.

Hope you're having a lovely, restful Sunday.
Alison x

Sandy said...

Wonderful idea and so gorgeous. I want to do something similar in my home but since I am more of a folk art person it will be country and red and green. Grand idea. How I envy these classes.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, ths is such a gorgeous hanging, love the shabby look. Great work from the ladies in the class to.
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful workshop and such a beautiful array of art from the ladies.
You chose a beautiful colour palette and such lovely images and I like the distressing yet it still retains a feel of luxury.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a lot of awesome christmas art works of all ladies. The christmas wall hanger is magnificent, love the color palette.
Big hugs Anja

Joan said...

Wow, just beautiful! Love the colours and the textures, oh how I wish I could go to one of your classes.

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful, love the concept, colours and the result is just stunning


Jools x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wonderful combination of colours Brenda - and such super textures too. I really want to try this!!

nefertiti said...

Wow!!!your work is just fabulous!!!!!!I love it!!bizz

Gio said...

wow, the combo you used is amazing, so delicate and unusual. I love the other interpretations, too!

Almo said...

This looks a great christmas workshop Brenda, I bet the ladies had loads of fun. Hugs Mo x

Shirley said...

Wow Brenda this workshop must have been amazing, how gorgeous is that wall hanging.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x