I have been doing a lot of crafting lately. Have you ever thought about doing Christmas art?
Well, to tell you the truth I haven’t until I got under way with my Christmas crafting.
First I started with a blank canvas, the really cheap ones at Michael’s. Then I created a water color looking back drop with acrylic paints.
I hand painted the Christmas wording that I wanted to use on old paper back book pages, then I hand torn around the edges. These letters spell out my theme for Christmas this year.
I found pictures from books and magazines that I could use. I decided that I would make a collage of my favorite things. This was a good way to use up some bits and bobs that I have been saving for just such a project.
I placed everything on the canvas and using a glue stick glued down all of the paper pieces. Then I put a coat of mod podge over all the paper pieces. After it dried I glue gunned the bigger pieces on.
There she is all ready for Christmas.
One of my other Christmas art projects were doing some chalk board signs. I just painted these slates with black chalk board paint and hand painted the letters on. Then added some stars that I glittered with silver German glass glitter. I love glitter projects! Make sure you wear gloves when you use glass glitter it does cut!
As you can see my place is a mess! I have boxes and crafting projects every where! So please excuse my mess.
Another project that I have been working on is a banner for my fireplace mantle. Here is a sneak peak of the ends of the banner.
I’m honoring Paris on the banner, and my thoughts and prayers are with all of France and those in the world that have suffered because of terrorist attacks.
It really is fun to be able to put some of my creativity into Christmas. I love this time of year and being in several Christmas tours and linky parties I have gone the extra mile. But, I enjoy doing it all. I will have more projects to share for Christmas. But you won’t get to see it all put together until December 9th! Then you can see where I have put the things that I have made. I haven’t purchased a thing for Christmas this year, I’m just up-doing and remaking a lot of decor. It gets old and tired after many years of use and it’s fun to see what I can recreate without spending money!
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