Karen Hayselden created this wonderful tree assemblage using an MDF shape as a substrate
I had the urge to create a primitive style decoration as I love the natural base colour of this Christmas tree. I coated the tree with three or four coats of gesso mixed with talcum powder to give the tree a lovely thick, textured surface and as it dried I scratched in the deep grooved lines until the natural base colour peeped through.
Once completely dry, I filed off the gesso around the edges to expose the beautiful natural base colour. The gesso covered surface was then randomly stamped and a little foil was applied for added shine. The bells were coated with a touch of dry brushed gesso and Treasure Gold.
Finally my Holly Wally design stamp was coloured in very slowly to build the layers of colour a little at a time until he starts to glow! 'Oh Christmas Tree' was simply stamped on an old used brown envelope!
|This project first featured in the January 2017 issue of Craft Stamper magazine|
Craft Stamper Printables!
We are thrilled to be launching our brand new printables series this month. Each month, Craft Stamper will be sharing one (or sometimes 2!) totally free sheets of elements, all ready for you to print off and use in your art.
We’ll have a mixture of images, backgrounds, sentiments and templates for you to play with, all created by the Craft Stamper team. Have a great idea for a printable element? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do!
This month, we have ready to print versions of our exclusive autumnal images, a selection of sentiments and a really useful ATCoin back for you to use. We also have some stunning textural pics, images photographed by our own Jaine! We have small sizes that fit perfectly onto an ATCoin, and as our bonus sheet this month, the pics have been scaled up for larger projects!
We can’t wait to see what you all create using our printables, so feel free to share on our facebook page, or email our team a picture at: editor.cs@mytimemedia/com. We’d love to take a peek!
Craft Stamper Printables sheets are subject to copyright and for your personal use only. You may not distribute, sell, publish or broadcast without the prior permission of Craft Stamper. The images are free for you to enjoy!