Welcome to the Third Annual Handmade Holidays blog hop!! The best crafters, designers, and makers have come together to create and share a series of thoughtful, handmade gifts for the holidays during this 3 day blog hop. Our goal is to inspire you to create something from the heart this holiday season as well as share how to use our products in fun, innovative ways. We intend this hop to serve as a resource to you for this holiday season and for years to come.
Hop along to each blog in the list. Each day, from November 1 through November 3, 2013, we’ll be posting a brand new list of blogs to hop to. Comment on each blog, share your favorite posts over social media, and then use the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of each post to enter to win the Grand Prize, a gift basket filled with crafty swag from the companies on the hop! We’re ready to inspire, share, and create – are you ready to hop?
I had the pleasure of working with a wood piece for this hop from Walnut Hallow. I personally have never worked on wood before, so this was a new experience for me. I treated this as my canvas and so it began.
To begin, I primed my wood with Super Heavy Gesso and a sea sponge to make peaks. While my Gesso was still wet I applied my Walnut Hallow letters. I just eye balled it, but you may want to come up with a way to mark where each letter should be etc. Once dry I began to layer on mists.
Continue to add mediums of your choice. There is really no order to this, continue to layer until you have achieved a desired color throughout. Don't worry about getting mists on your letters. You can go back over them with your desired color later.
With each color you can soak up some of the excess here and there if you wish or your are a bit over zealous with the mists like me ;)
I have added some Stampendous Glass Glitter and Mica Fragments for some serious sparkle!
Beyond this step, I have gone back in with Greens and Red shades to finish the look. To complete this look I have gone back over my letters with Gesso. I have also outlined my letters with black marker give them shadow and contrast against the background. I have also added some background stamping lightly here and there.
Smooch Spritz in Holly Berries, Mossy Mist, Silver Foil
Super Heavy Gesso
YOUR NEXT STOP ON THE BLOG HOP IS JOANNE FINK!!!!
Here is a list of all the blog stops today
Craft Attitude http://www.jonathanfongstyle.
Donna Salazar Designs http://donnasalazardesigns.
Walnut Hollow http://walnuthollowcrafts.
100 Proof Press http://www.100proofpress.com/_
ICE Resin http://iceresin.com/icequeen/
Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.blogspot.
Jamie Dougherty http://
Nathalie Kalbach www.nathaliesstudio.com
Jen Goode http://www.100directions.com/
Kathy Cano-Murillo http://www.craftychica.com/
Tanner Bell http://www.craftteen.com
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com
Jen Cushman http://jencushman.wordpress.
Adrienne Ford http://bry-and-i.blogspot.com/
Joanne Fink http://www.zenspirations.com/
Vicki O'Dell http://vickiodell.com/
Liz Hicks http://blogerisms.blogspot.
Denise Hahn http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.
Courtney Chambers http://www.
Tami Mayberry http://tamimayberry.blogspot.
Norma Rapko http://normarapko.blogspot.
Cheryl Waters http://blog.
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Until Next Time!