Christmas Robin by Samantha Read

Hello, Samantha here today and I'd like to share with you a bespoke Christmas decoration that is so easy... I may make a whole flock.
I love sparkle all year round so of course Christmas creations have plenty of sparkle, which doesn't all show in photographs, but it is there!


I began by making my base using scrap of cardboard all cut to the same size, these were 11 cms by 2 cms.

I then adhered them, one on top of the other.

I then covered the card board base using tissue paper, this can be any colour because it was painted.

Once dry, I gave my base a coat of white gesso, then a sky blue paint. I then used PVA glue to get the crackle effect I wanted. It's easy to do. Paint a generous layer of PVA glue and whilst it is still wet paint the colour that will be crackled over the top. This needs a light touch or you just mix glue and paint. As it dries a wonderful crackle is achieved.

Stamp, colour and cut out the robin and the holly, they work so well together!

To complete I added some white, snow paste and some glitter glue for sparkle and simply adhered the robin and holly in place. Final touches were glossy accents to the holly berries.

I do hope you like it and I have inspired you, thank you for looking.

Wishing you a lovely day, Samantha :)

The stamps I used are:

Textured Birds

and Textured Christmas Green


 

Comments

ionabunny said…
This is really fun and beautiful colours. Love that little fat robin and the cute holly sprig in red and blue. Hugz

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