I’m grabbing 5 mins to blog whilst I have a coffee before taking the 13 yr old shopping for her Christmas presents (clothes!!!) … believe me, this coffee is essential!
So at the weekend I decorated my third (yes I have 3 trees) Christmas tree… but this year made some new decorations!
They started life as wooden hearts anf I chose Paperartsy fresco finish paints that worked with the purple dangler on the left hand side of the photo as these were the decorations I knew I was using.
I started by adding texture through a stencil.
I started 4 off with a base of Midnight and 3 with a base of Mulberry.
Next I built up the layers of paint…
By now you couldn’t tell which started navy or purple.
Next step was to add splatters and stamping and stencilling. Layers upon layers!
… and embossing…
I had to them one side at a time to allow for drying…. so here is the other side… similar but not the same!
Next out came the paint pens and doodling time!
I included silver, pink and white paint pens and a purple shimmery gel pen too for different finishes.
Super happy with how they ended up… and super pretty on my tree!
In the natutal light they are more of a cool purple than the in progress photos show!
Right, that is my break over… time to brave the idea of shopping at the Trafford Centre with the 13 yr old!!!