Christmas Heart

By: Hannah Oxberry
December 19, 2019

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Cards are such a fun way to send a little bit of handmade art to a friend or loved one. They can be tailored to suit any occasion and are super fun to create.

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Medium Grey Value 6
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Ultramarine Blue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Prussian Blue Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Interference - Blue Interference
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 2oz - Everlasting
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Modeling Paste - White
  • Americana Decou-Page (Glue-Sealer-Finish) 8oz - Americana Decou-Page Matte
  • Selection of flat brushes
  • Brayer
  • Craft mat
  • Water spritzer
  • Palette knife
  • Heat tool
  • Selection of Christmas themed stamps
  • White cardstock
  • Blue cardstock
  • Greyboard
  • Tape
  • Foam tape
  • Bakers twine

Instructions:

Step 1: Begin with a rough base layer of Americana Decor Chalky Finish Everlasting brayered over your greyboard base. Keep turning the brayer in different directions to ensure good coverage.

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Step 2: Begin adding your DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic colours. Add a little of each colour to your craft mat and brayer it out until you have a nice even coating on your brayer. Apply each colour to you greyboard, using a light touch. Work from darkest to lightest colour. The idea is not to cover the board but to give hints of colour. Dry off each layer using a heat tool when you are happy with the look.

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Step 3: Take a selection of Christmas themed stamps and begin stamping over your board. To stamp using the Fluid Acrylics, spread a thin layer of paint on to your craft mat and dip the stamp in to pick up the paint. Stamp away the excess paint on scrap paper before you stamp on to your board. Overlap your stamps and stamp off the edge of the board too for a more natural effect. Remember to wash your stamps after you have finished using them.

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Step 4: Use a trimmer to cut your board down in size. I have cut my squares to 3" x 3" to fit my desired card size.

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Step 5: To add more details to your board, take a greyboard heart and add a thin layer of DecoArt Media Modeling Paste. Use a palette knife to stipple the surface of the paste giving it a more snow-like appearance. Once dry, paint in a layer of Titanium White before adding a layer of Interference Blue for extra shine!

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Step 6: To finish, mount your mini work of art to your card base choosing coordinating mats and layers to accentuate your colour theme.

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Be sure to visit Hannah Oxberry Blog  for more projects and to learn more about Hannah Oxberry.

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