I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! We had a lovely time and I was delighted to be able to spend some time in my craft room again now that my Dad is recovering well at home after his recent heart surgery.
I enjoyed creating this page which was inspired by a number of my favourite challenge blogs to capture ‘Tis the Season to Sparkle!
The background started with some Paris Dusk Memento ink that was leftover on my blending mat; it’s applied to the page using a blending brush and also by watering the ink down and then applying it using a paintbrush. As I wanted to use the white sticker sheet surrounding some outline sticker designs that I had used recently, I added pieces of this to the background too. Next I used up some leftover snowflakes that I had die cut from decoupage paper using a Tonic Studios die set; they are stuck in place using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium. I applied Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink using a stencil to add stars to the background, and then I splattered the page with gold metallic and white DecoArt acrylic paint. The collage pieces are from a 3D decoupage book set which I layered together after edging them all with a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker; they are stuck into place using either double-sided tape, double-sided foam tap or glue dots. The glittery paper and ‘Tis the Season to Sparkle star is a recycled Christmas card from last year; I cut star shapes out of the glittery card and used them to back some of the stars throughout the page. To finish, I edged the page with some Scattered Straw Distress Ink.
I love the sentiment ‘Tis the Season to Sparkle and the stars and sparkle remind me of the Christmas cake that I made this year; I imprinted stars on the icing and decorated it pretty pine trees which are also made from icing and covered in edible sparkle (grin!).
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Tsukineko Memento Ink (Paris Dusk)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw)
- Poundland Metallic Acrylic Paint (Gold)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (White)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Cold Grey 233)
- Tonic Studios Christmas Trio Die Set (Falling Snowflakes 1792e)
- Star Stencil
- Poundworld DécoTime (Patch Paper DS9454)
- The Works (3D Decoupage Book)
- Recycled Christmas Card
- Crelando Relief Stickers (IAN289011)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Stix2 double-sided tape and mini glue dots
- The Range double-sided foam tape