Christmas Reindeer

I love all things Christmas so I have another Christmas page which this time is inspired by the new reindeer street mural that was recently created by the wonderful artist Banksy. This time, he is highlighting the homeless at Christmastime.

For the background I stamped a Script stamp from Kaisercraft using London Fog Memento Ink and a wreath stamp using Black Archival Ink onto the page, and then I covered the page using Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Ink with a blending tool. Then I used a star stencil to remove some of the Distress Ink with a baby wipe and used the star stencil again to stencil the stars (in a Banksy style) using Black Soot Distress Ink, using a white Uniball gel pen to highlight some of the edge. Next I splattered the page with white gesso, black acrylic paint and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

The reindeer and snowflakes are glitter stickers which add some lovely texture and sparkle; it’s hard to see this on the photos. To finish, I added some white snowflake gems, red enamel dots and a fabric “Merry Christmas” tag.

Just a reminder that there is still another week to join our Christmas is coming challenge over at Try it on Tuesday; it would be lovely to see you there.

If you haven’t yet seen it, here’s the Banksy street mural which recently appeared in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter over the weekend. It was reported that it was later vandalised with two red noses being added which then resulted in it being covered with Perspex to protect it.

When I think of street art, Banksy always springs to mind and you may remember me featuring his work on my blog before, I love his pieces! Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist who has been active since the 1990s. His street art style is a distinctive stenciling technique and often his works are controversial having a political and social message combined with satirical dark humour.

As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing my drink of ginger beer at a café in Lytham after a walk with our friends – wishing you a very Happy T Day!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Challenges

I’m pleased to join the lovely Yvonne, aka Meggymay and her Words and Numbers challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the words on this page.

I’m also pleased to be able to join the Stars challenge over at Country View Challenges with the stencilled stars that I included on this page.

I’m pleased to join the Winter challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my reindeer page.

I’m joining the Anything Goes challenge over at Moo Mania & More too.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Kaisercraft clear stamp (Script CS752)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Wreath clear stamp
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (London Fog)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • Star Stencil
  • B&M (Glitter Snow Window Stickers)
  • Habico Signature Collection (Snowflakes PP1100)
  • Dovecraft Premium (Festive Wonder Glitter Enamel Dots DCDOTO36X18)
  • Docrafts Create Christmas (Stitched Ribbon Tags PMA157921)
  • X-Press It double-sided tape

19 thoughts on “Christmas Reindeer

  1. Good morning Jo, I really enjoyed your post today. Your page is just lovely and one of my favorites now. and thank you for sharing about the artist Bansky
    I love ginger beer-this is the one with no alcohol ? I have a hard time finding it here in sugar free but I really like it mixed with vodka and lime.
    Happy T wishes-hugs Kathy

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  2. Your page really DOES reflect Banksy’s art. I love that reindeer and YES, I see all the sparkle in the deer and the snowflake in the close-up. I like that you used a cloth tag, too. It’s a lovely, lovely, lovely journal entry. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey using Yvonne’s theme.

    When I first saw the man on the bench, I thought someone was showing a homeless man. Then I saw the entire thing and it was FABULOUS. It’s good that the mural has been salvaged for others to see and enjoy, but it’s a shame someone had to try to destroy it in the first place.

    Ah, ginger beer. Perfect for the season and I like that it’s supposedly non-alcoholic, too. Thanks for sharing this, along with your art and the video with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  3. That is a really beautiful reindeer, and your background highlights the classic beauty. Banksy’s reindeer was stunning, but also sad. We have Schweppes Ginger Ale, but I’ve never seen Ginger Beer. Happy T Day

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  4. Wow Jo your page looks awesome, and I can see how you were inspired to create it. I was also pleased that the original had been protected from the vandalism, such a shame that people will do this, there is just no sense in it.
    Happy T day wishes Jo and thank you for joining us at Art Journal Journey, I do appreciate your support.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. I love your page. That reindeer and the snowflakes make fantastic images on that pretty background. I hadn’t seen that Banksy but it is really thought provoking . You did catch the feel of the image for sure. I hope it was a super T day. Hugs-Erika

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  6. A fabulous festive page Jo, the reindeer looks wonderful and I love the background. I’ve never understood why folks have to vandalise pieces of art, I’m glad the Banksy original is now protected.
    Have a great week.
    Avril xx

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  7. This is a beautiful clear design and full of happiness and energy. I might look at it first thing in the morning to spring me up!
    I love the way you make your backgrounds with all these fabulous colours and inks and the details added like the stars and dots here but your art is never overdone, everything seems to be in the right place.
    The Instagram video was interesting, thanks for the link.

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  8. Please forgive my tardiness, Jo, and I hope your Christmas went well. A very good “in his style” page while retaining your own touch. Clever to make black stars and splats. I’ve known Banksy’s name since he gained notoriety but I have never paid attention to his art or his details. Quite a fascinating legend and his mural is wonderful, though now I’m curious how he stands there and works and people don’t discover who he is. Hope you have fun plans for NYE/NYD. I can’t believbe it’ll be 2020! xoxo

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