Saturday 15 December 2018

12 cards of Christmas #2

Shabby mixed media Christmas cards

No: 2 got missed out of the sequence this week as I had taken all the samples to the Packhouse but I rushed back and managed to photo a couple before they all went.

Process Steps
1. Take a large piece of media paper and give it a quick coat of slightly watered down white gesso - dry.
2. Mix a watery wash of  raw umber and titanium white to create a very light beige colour and dip the media paper and dry several times.
3. Repeat with a watery wash of titan buff.
4. Splatter with watered down burnt umber - dry.
5. Cut the paper to your card size.
 6. With a palette knife drag some gesso over the card.

7. Using patterned papers cut lots of triangles of different sizes and ink the edges with ground espresso DI.
8. Adhere them to the card with the flat bottoms facing up and down along a horizon line. Put this under a heavy box to make sure it flattens out.
 9.Add a border and deer with a greeting to finish it off.

Just a couple of color variations with the border makes the difference with these two ......

 ...... and I cut the deer facing different directions.

So I've kept these two back to send to crafty friends whilst the others went to The Packhouse at Runfold near Farnham and are for sale in my selling space, although I went over recently and I think there is only one left.

I hope you are enjoying the series.

hugs Brenda xxx


Monika Gulyas said...

These cards are so beautiful, Brenda!!! This card design with the triangles is super!!! xx

Annie said...

Amazing background Brenda and just might give it a try for my own cards xx Love the triangles and the deer just finishes them off beautofully xx

TFS Annie xx

Redanne said...

Not surprised your cards are selling so fast, they are so varied and so beautiful Brenda! I love these, the triangles give them a lovely retro feel - I love them! Hugs, Anne xx

froebelsternchen said...

They are UNIQUE! Wonderful design dear Brenda!

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning cards and fabulous backgrounds love the step by step too -really appreciated
Carol x

Lisa said...

They're so absolutely stunning!! Your cards are so artistic and gorgeous!! Love, love these!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Rosie said...

These are fantastic, Brenda - my favourites so far!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great , amazing Christmascards, as olways very special and uniek, I really admire your work, have a nice Christmas time dear Brenda an enjoy!!


Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Fabulous and loving the colour schemes too. Nearly missed these but life's been getting in the way a bit so that's my excuse for not being around so much. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

Miriam said...

These are beautiful Brenda. Happy Christmas.

Kate Yetter said...

These are different and beautiful! I love the background patterns.

A Pink said...

Stunning! Brenda . I don't ordinariy like to choose a fave but I think I'm gonna have to this time and say that these are a definite fave of the sets of christmas cards you have been creating. Love the design!
Hugs x

Words and Pictures said...

Ooh, love love these! I do like my Christmas neutrals - and the bold graphics of those triangles, and then reflected too, are so dynamic. Fabulous design (but I'm still very happy I got my adorable tiny house!).
Alison x