I’m Mabel and I’m here to share with you a tutorial with the new Letters to Santa Collection to create a simple Christmas themed frame that is so apt for your Christmas display.
I first start with a 8×8 inches shadow box which I prepped it with an even coat of white gesso. You can also use any white acrylic paint/white opaque paint to replace gesso if you do not own one.
In the meantime, while waiting for the gesso to dry, cut down P2388 Christmas Poinsettia as a base.
I had also fussy cut out my centrepiece for today with P2395 Be Merry. I trimmed out the circle sentiment and mount it on foam tapes to give it some dimension.
Layering is always the key to make your project looks sophisticated. It is actually a very simple technique of arranging your pieces together on different heights. For this time round, I am making use of the rim of the shadowbox to show different layers. I had fussy cut out Mr. Santa from P2389 Dear Santa and stuck it to the bottom corner of my frame.
To balance out the opposite end, I am also adhering pieces from the CT890 Collectables as well as from P2393 Holly & Berries, followed by Christmas streamers from SS347 Sticker Sheet.
Adding pulled cheese cloth will also add some additional interest to the project.
Simply cut down the cheese cloth to tiny bits and tug it gently for the strings to break apart from its usual placement, adhere them to the bottom of your flowers.
Here’s the final look and some close up pictures. :)
Kaisercraft products: Letters to Santa Collection – SS347 Sticker Sheet | P2388 Christmas Poinsettia | P2389 Dear Santa | P2393 Holly & Berries | P2395 Be Merry | CT890 Collectables | RS450 Rhinestones Strip Red | T302 Mounting Foam Dots | T321 Acid Free Craft Glue
Others: Shadow Box, White Gesso, Cheese Cloth
That’s all for my tutorial. Simple ain’t it?
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