Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas on Halloween!

Happy Halloween, Khristen here with you today. I hope everyone who has to get out there with little ones for trick-or-treat night is safe and WARM.

Lets shift gears to the next big holiday on everyone's mind...Christmas! You've been eyeing some fabulous projects featuring the yet-to-be released Sheena Douglass Paint Fusion and I bet you can't wait to get your hands on a set (or all) when they are finally released, am I right?

Well, here's another teaser. I made this sign to hang somewhere in my house (I have yet to decide where...good thing I have another month to decide!) using the new Paint Fusion Ivy and Poinsettia stamp sets.

I started with a piece of cardboard saved from some packaging that I thought was a decent thickness, and painted it red. I covered this with a thick layer of thin decoupage glue, and dried it halfway (and dried it a little more than I wanted to, but love the effect I achieved here regardless. I love when accidents pan out!) After using my handy heat gun, I painted over the top in white. I love that my paintbrush still had a little bit of red still left in it, adding a red highlight to the white background! When it was covered, I used the heat gun again, giving these little cracks in the paint surface which makes the background look like a piece of aged painted wood. See the cracks here and the red highlights? Cool. :)
After stamping the ivy leaves using the new Ivy stamp set, I got to work painting them with acrylic paint in shades of green, brown, and a mixture of white with a touch of brown added to it. (Of course, I had a bit of practice first. Sheena makes it easy to paint like a pro with the wipe-off instruction insert. Just paint directly over the image she's painted as an example until you feel confident with the results! How simple is that?!)
I added a bit extra to this wall hanging by using the new Paint Fusion Poinsettia stamp set along with it. I thought it just needed that giant pop of red!
Gold alphabet stickers add a great sentiment...
...and this red and white striped bow is the perfect finishing touch, made using the Ultimate Crafter's Companion. I love how easy it is to tie a perfect bow, every time!

There you have it, a great wall hanging to bring some Christmas cheer into my home :) I just love this holiday, and the Paint Fusion Christmas line is perfect for all of your decor, gift giving, or even cardmaking needs! Watch for more great projects this week :)


Stacy H-W said...

Love it!!

Lisette Morris said...

Beautiful Kristen! Love the two sets together, perfect!

kathy said...

Great job,love the stamps.

kathy said...

Great job,love the stamps.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Another beautiful design and the details are amazing!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful project!!!

Ann Kranitz said...

What a fantastic project!!

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