Tools Used: Paper Cutter; Glue Gun; Paint Brush
Step 1 – Cut out the Santa Images and the ivy image from the Mixed Media Origins paper.
Step 2 – Color the ivy with the Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Olive. Color the berries with Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Red and then come back over the berries with a layer of Tattered Angels Chalkboard Paint Ruby Slipper. After this has dried, add a layer of red Stickles to the berries and then a layer of Glossy Accents.
Step 3 – Color Santa’s hat and coat with the Tattered Angels Chalkboard Paint Ruby Slipper. The hat brim and beard have a light dusting of glitter brushed on them. Distress inks were used to color the remainder of the St. Nicholas Image.
Step 4 – Cut the gold/kraft paper to fit the front of the canvas. Cut strips of the striped gold/kraft paper to go around the edges of the canvas. The sides and edges of the canvas were painted with a gold paint so if the paper did not cover completely you would not see cream showing through any of the cracks.
Step 5 – Adhere cut pieces of paper to canvas with gel medium.
Step 6 – The flowers I was going to use on the canvas were a brighter red than what I wanted so I gave them several coat of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Woven Burlap. This gave the flowers a more old fashioned look to go along with St. Nicholas.
Step 7 – The wood sentiment was white. I put a layer of gold gesso on it and then sprayed it with coats of Tatttered Angels Chalkboard Ruby Slipper and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Woven Burlap. I achieved an aged look to the wood sentiment.
Step 8 – After all the pieces were prepared, I started to assemble the focal points of the canvas. The image and flowers were glued to cardboard so they would have a higher profile. This makes it easier to tuck in your layers of picks, burlap threads and flowers. The ivy was glued on the canvas first. It was cut apart to get more areas of it to show. Little bows were tied with thread pulled from a burlap sheet. After that everything was arranged around the image and glued down with a hot glue gun. The sentiment was added last with Glossy Accents.