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Believe in the Magic of Christmas – diorama home decor

Claudia Neubacher is on the blog today with her Christmas project.

Christmas season is the perfect time for creating small magical winter landscape dioramas to decorate your home with or to give them away to beloved ones so they can spread a little Christmas magic in their homes too. – says Claudia.

Using the sturdiness of small canvases as backgrounds, makes it very easy to quickly set up a little winter forest scene for your mantelpiece. Or you can as well use them to create shadowboxes, if you flip them over and decorate the back’s inside.

Claudia used the following:
Canvas Corp – Stretched Natural Canvas 4×4

Canvas Corp – Pure Mistable Papers – White Corrugated
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Ivory
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Organic GardenTimes Square
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Chocolate Covered StrawberriesPearl
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist – Fire
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Saffron
Seasonal designer paper, Old coaster
DecoArt – Snow Tex and Metallic Lustre – Gold Rush
Sizzix dies set – Dimensional Stars and Handwritten Holidays
Nellie Snellen dies set – Dear
Metal star sticker
Small dimensional Christmas tree
Red patterned ribbon
Detail paint brush, Palette knife, Glue, Die cutting machine

I used some Canvas Corp Brands packaging as my background paper and glued it to the 4×4 canvas.
The White Corrugated Pure Mistable Paper was glued to the old coaster to form a base that looked like a ploughed field.

I die cut two deer from white cardstock and loosely scraped on Ivory High Impact paint with a palette knife.
I did the same with the canvas backdrop.

My die cut quote was first misted with Fire Baseboard paint and then given a coat of Pearl Glimmer Mist to add some bling.

I used a brush to paint some Indian Summer Glimmer Glaze and Organic Garden and Chocolate Covered Strawberries Glimmer Mists to the base and backdrop. I also added sprinkles of the latter to the backdrop.

The scraped on High Impact Paint worked as a resist, so when I sprayed on some Chocolate Covered Strawberries Glimmer Mist to them, it only soaked into the card where it had been left untreated and created some lovely random patterns.

The die cut dimensional star was painted with Times Square Glimmer Glam.

Using a detail brush I painted a thin red border in Fire Baseboard around the backdrop.

I used glue to fix the tree and backdrop to the base and then added DecoArt Snow Tex with a palette knife.

Once all had dried, I glued a red patterned ribbon around the edge of the base to cover the cork edge.

I added a little metal star to the centre of the dimensional star and glued that one into place for a finish. Done.

Claudia’s diorama is just as cute as it is unusual. It will surely bring the feel of festivity to your home. 

You can see more of Claudia’s projects on her blog and Instagram.

Happy crafting!


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'Believe in the Magic of Christmas – diorama home decor' has 1 comment

  1. December 18, 2017 @ 6:07 pm Julia Cotrim

    Gorgeous Claudia! Loved the tutorial! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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