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I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my other social media pages:
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Friday 13 December 2019

Christmas Joy! For the December Craft Stamper Blog Challenge

Hi all
Here's a little Christmas make for my last Craft Stamper challenge post of 2019. And I've called it Christmas Joy. There's a gorgeous set of Jane Davenport watercolours to be won by one lucky winner! To have a look at the challenge click HERE.
Having decided I would do a Christmas project, I grabbed my box of Christmas stash and this cute little deer practically jumped out at me! Then I found a greyboard base to pop him onto.
I pounced some gesso on the deer for texture.
layered up the base with book pages.
Added layers of paint.
Then a layer of lava paste...
I stamped into the lava paste to the bottom of the base layer to give even more texture.
I started to heat the lava paste...had to take a pic to show the change, love how it looks!
You can see how the stamping looks after it is heat activated.
Back to the deer...first layer of colour.
another colour....
Time for so embossing, using Stampendous gold and another of the snowflake stamps.
Then the antlers, with Wow glitter powder.
More paint on the base, I covered the lava paste. Then used Andy Skinners Enigma stamp and his Crystal Glaze mixed media embossing powder across the top - to look like icicles or snow.
Dry brushing with white paint really brings out all that texture - even over the embossing!
After gluing down the deer with 3D gel, I used letter stickers, 
a gift from my American friend Andrea, to add the word 'Christmas' at the bottom.
 The letters are sticky on the top and bottom. I stuck the letters to a craft mat before peeling off the top to expose the sticky, and covered them with glitter.
To get words central and evenly spaced, start with the middle letter, then add those at either end.
A die cut bauble, and some gold stars, and a bit of twine and a bell for his neck.
Lastly a bit of wire for hanging this cheerful Christmas decoration.