Welcome to Day 5 of Handmade Holidays! Every day this week, you'll find unique art and craft ideas. Remember that every post has a giveaway, and all the comments for all the days count!
For today's post, I have three projects for you. The first project is a simple holiday garland using your excess gelli prints or other patterned paper. All you do is punch shapes out of your prints, glue your shapes back to back over a piece of string or twine, embellish with glitter glue and dimensional paints, and add inspirational words. Voila! a pretty, festive, whimsical garland to adorn your mantle or stairway. I was inspired by this post by Alicia Burke, in which she used some of her cards. But then I added my own flair.
Next, here's a holiday card project. You can use any image to make your cards. I used the Three Trees Stencil from Stencil Girl Products.
First, I stenciled the tree designs using acrylic paint. Then I used a Sakura glaze pen to doodle and create resists. When I washed around the stenciled designs with watercolors, the doodled areas resisted the watercolor.
Here’s a video of some of my process making these cards.
You can also watch Watercolor Holiday Cards on YouTube here.
I added some glitter glue here and there, and was about to add the words from the stencil when…..
I spied some corrugated cardboard in just the right shapes to contain the trees!
I cut the trees out, and then painted the cardboard with Golden Fluid Acrylic paint.
I’d had this Bark Paper in my stash forever. It was time to use it.
I added the trees to my cardboard substrates, pulled out my glitter glue and other items from my stash, and started playing.
Before I knew it, I was taken over by my muse. I originally thought I would use each of these as an individual card or wall hanging. But then I strung them together as a garland. I love them this way!
I filmed some of my process.
You can also watch Holiday Garland with Corrugated Cardboard on YouTube Here.
Hope you enjoyed this easy project and it gives you some ideas for the holidays!
And the winners are:
Corrine Gilman’s Brooch: Lou Lou in Texas!
Art is you Trade: Suzie Q 23!
Clay Ornament: Karen!
Hamsa Stamp: Lisa Meyers!
Three Trees Stencil: Lu
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