Monday, December 17, 2018

Winter Tree with Topflight Stamps

Hello! Still working on Christmas projects? Once again I have more ideas than time. ;-) I created this project to be more of a 'winter' theme so I can leave it out past Christmas.

This MDF tree kit comes with all sorts of papers and embellishments to use with the tree. I used the cardstock woodland creature embellishments from the kit to add to my scene.

Here's a few tips!

I decided not to cover the tree with paper. I wanted to create a more mixed media look. I started by covering the MDF with a coat of gesso to seal it and prepare the surface.

Then I used some of the Infusions Dye to color the surfaces. You never know quite what you will get from the dye crystals. The color patters are interesting and the dye crystals are very concentrated! A little goes a loooooong way. Once the dye was dry I stamped the pine needles onto all the surfaces with archival ink and heat set it. Then I stamped and embossed the Winter Scene around the base of the tree panels. After assembling the tree and inserting it into the base (I had to sand a bit to get the trunk to fit into the slots on the base) I applied the snow texture paste all around the base surface. Using a strong wet glue, I glued the other elements in place while the snow texture paste was wet and then sprinkled all the exposed snow surfaces with glitter. Some die cut snowflakes completed the look!

Thanks for stopping by! Below is a list of supplies I used. Be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps blog for more inspiration. There is always something fun to see there! Have a great week and Merry Christmas. =)

Topflight Stamps Products:
Darkroom Door - Pine Cones
Katzelkraft - Winter Scene
Studio Light - MDF Christmas Tree Kit
Paper Artsy Infusions Dye - Emerald Isle

Tim Holtz Sizzix Die - Paper Snowflakes, Mini ( Sizzix / SB )
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Christmas Typography
Ranger Archival Ink - Library Green
Versamark Ink
Deco Art Snow Tex
black embossing powder
Ranger Rock Candy Dry Glitter
mini trees
mini pinecones
preserved juniper greens and Sizzix links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)

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