We are back with a Brand New box for this month and its called Its Yule, there is just a very small handful of them left of the website if you would like to create some Christmas projects with one please click here
Teresa is first up on the blog tonight with a stunning wall hanger
Stag Wall Hanger
1. Begin by adding some black gesso to the back, sides, and front edges of the paper mache hanger. There is no need to paint the entire front of the hanger as we are going to cover it with some of the 7 Dots Studio papers.
Remove the wooden stick from one of the glitter stars and add a touch of black gesso around the edges, then paint the resin stag with the gesso too and set aside to dry.
2. Trim some of the papers to fit the front of the hanger and glue into place. You will have to join two pieces as the hanger is taller than 6 inches, so make sure the join is near the bottom where it will be hidden by the embellishments.
Choose a selection of 7 Dots Studio Tags and Elements.
3. I wanted to add a little 'substance' and dimension to the Tags and speech bubble so I mounted onto greyboard and trimmed to fit. Some Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges blended it in nicely.
4. Glue the Tags and Elements into place, and add the arrow to the top edge with 3d foam tape. The greyboard really made a difference to the layered effect.
5. Once the resin stag is dry, apply some gilding wax with your finger to highlight the detail. This made the stag look like it was made from brass, really changing the look from the white resin original.
6. I used some silicone glue to attach the stag, then added the small gold metal star (from the charms pack) to frame the die cut star from the Elements.
7. I added a little more of the gilding wax around the edges of the hanger to tie in with the gold from the glitter star and stag.
And the finished piece.
Ooh I love this project, the papers and elements in the box are so different to the normal Christmas papers and the way Teresa has coloured and made the stag bronze is simply stunning, I want it lol :)
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For more projects for Teresa please check out her blog http://thefatcactus.co.uk and You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChNbVhMz7jX66gevhKgz5Ig/feed