Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!
Prize includes four stencils, one die, and two stamps, selection may vary.
My project today is a decorative holiday box.
The Elegant Tree stencil (LX7003) was my inspiration and since it is a larger stencil, it works well as a box lid decoration.
I used a combination of metallic F/X, mica powders and glitter on glossy white wet embossing paste! After dipping a soft brush into a pot of powder, gently tap off bits of color all over the tree. I chose about 3 mica powder colors, plus gold F/X powder and gold glitter and just had fun dropping puffs of color over the tree. I did leave some areas unpowdered. Before I set the image aside to dry, I flipped the paper over and snapped it with my fingers to help create stronger swirls of color by allowing the powders to drift and coat the wet paste-embossed design. Once completely dry, I gently brushed away loose powder with a soft brush (or a Swiffer cloth will work as well).
To fill in the white areas behind the tree, I sprayed Ranger Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist. Believe was stenciled with gold metallic paste and while still wet, sprinkled with a forest green Art Institute Glitter. Once dry, I placed the stencil back over the word and traced the oval with a pencil and cut out.
To really add a vintage feel to the box, I decided to create stripes on the sides of the lid using the Plaid stencil (LX7002) and gold metallic paste. First, I cut 4 cardstock strips the length and height of the sides of the box. Next, I laid long sides adjacent to each other onto my craft sheet and carefully placed the plaid stencil over all 4 strips and taped it in place. Once pasted, I removed the stencil and sprinkled gold glitter into the wet paste. Because the strips were longer than the stencil, I had to go back and repeat the process to finish the design on the remaining portion of the strips. All that was left was to affix the strips to each side of the box. I used Studio matt multi medium to get a thorough seal of the paper to the box.
A May Arts wired ribbon was wrapped over the lid and a separate bow was hot glued to the center.
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