My project is "Jingle All The Way" . I posted on my FB group page ornament samples last year of possible pattern projects and this fella received the most votes. I decided to use him in the hop for all to enjoy and my way of saying Thank You to all who have supported me in my creative journey.
"Jingle All The Way"
© 2016 Wendy Young
You may create for personal use or pin money only no commercial mass production!
Tools: ruler, parchment paper (for work surface), pointy clay tool or a pencil will do, xacto knife or paring knife (not for eating), my favorite tool is a steel blade (not necessary but its great for lifting pieces off the parchment paper).
Mediums: (All DecoArt) extender, glamour dust, snow writer, antiquing any shade its your preference. I find most like different shades.
Paints: (All DecoArt Americana) Primary Red, Warm Beige (flesh), Snow White, Light Buttermilk, Black Titanium, Light Avocado, Black Forest Green, Hauser Light Green.
Brushes: Liner, small flat, old scruffy brush for dry brushing. You do not need nice fancy brushes for painting on quikwood as in time they get worn. I never use my "good" brushes for sculpting pieces.
- Please read all instructions before beginning.
- QuikWood preparation- When working with QuikWood, you may want to lightly coat your hands with hand protectant cream or any lotion to keep QuikWood from sticking to your hands.
- I use DecoArt extender medium to smooth and blend QuikWood to any surface. "Remember a dab will do ya!!" DO NOT over use extender, it could make your QuikWood sticky.
- Mixing QuikWood: You will use an X-ACTO knife to evenly slice off desired amount needed for each step. DO NOT mix entire tube at once or it will harden before you are ready to use. Mix QuikWood until white/tan colors are evenly mixed. Directions come with each tube.
- I like working on parchment paper as the parchment paper can easily peel off and is disposable.
Antiquing- I usually water down my antiquing and cover all painted areas. Using a baby wipe, dab (DO NOT RUB) off the excess antiquing, leaving in where you want it, especially in all the cracks and crevices. It is a personal preference on how dark or light you antique, but remember it is easier to put on then take off. (DO NOT BE A RUBBER! you will rub off your paint!)
Blush- I like using Dollar store make-up blush and using a old brush or your finger brush a little on the nose, cheeks and lip to give him a rosy glow.
DecoArt is providing the DecoArt products used in this project to one lucky winner. To enter to be a part of this giveaway, comment on this blog post. I will select the winner on November 3rd. Each artist in this blog hop will also be offering the DecoArt Give Away, so check them out using the links below.
Day 1 – October 17th
- Jane Allen https://janeallencreates.blog/ornament-exchange-2017
- Amy Mogish https://classicamyjoanne.com/ornament-exchange-2017
- Franca Marzi http://piccolepassioni.blogspot.it
- Judy Westegaard-Jenkins https://judithwestegaarddesigns.wordpress.com/
Day 2 – October 18th
- Golda Rader http://raderizms.blogspot.com/2017/10/ornament-exchange-2017.html
- Debbie Mishima https://debmishima1.wixsite.com/countryhearts/blog/ornament-exchange-17
- Tracy Moreau https://tracymoreaudesign.blogspot.ca/
- Linda Sharp, CDA http://www.lindasharpcda.com/ornament-exchange-2017/
Day 3 – October 19th
- Sandy McTier https://sandymctierdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/10/ornament-exchange-2017-blog-hop.html
- Deb Antonick http://www.paintingwithdeb.com/
- Laure Paillex https://www.laureart.com/blog/
- Wendy Young http://www.oldemoonlane.com/ornament-exchange-2017
I hope you enjoy this Blog Hop and are inspired to paint some ornaments. Please share your creations with us on FaceBook.
Special Thank you to DecoArt and Cupboard Distributing for sponsoring our blog hop.
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