We recently added Christmas products to the website, including some Christmas resins, the one Teresa is using today is amongst one of my favourites. I don't know what it is about stags & reindeer, but I absolutely love them used in mixed media, paintings, home decor you name it.
So when I saw this project from Teresa I instantly fell in love, the icy colours, the sand which looks like snow and of course the deer head on the wreath.
All the products used are linked at the bottom of the page.
Start by cutting four rectangles from grey board and attach to the MDF plaque to look like the panels of a door.
Coat with gesso.
Apply a coat of metallic paint to the 'door' and allow to dry before adding a coat of Weathered Wood crackle medium.
Once this has dried apply the pale blue paint and allow to dry naturally to a crackle finish.
Add highlights of silver gilding polish to the edges of the door and panels.
Paint the chipboard wreath green - this will form the base to the moss wreath.
Use gel medium to attach the chipboard wreath to the door and add small pieces of moss to it.
Paint the resin deer head using the lighter shade and once dry apply a wash of the darker shade to highlight the detail.
Glue the deer head in the centre and add a ribbon bow.
Finish with Sparkle Spheres.
If you have any questions about this or any project on the blog please do ask, we are more than happy to help.
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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
Thanks Jules xx
Products used from Artful Days
Products (from stash)
DecoArt Heavy Gel Medium
DecoArt Americana Weathered Wood
Inka Gold - Silver
Pebeo White Gesso
DecoArt Americana Metallics - Tin
Decoart Crafter's Acrylic: Spa Blue, Holiday Green, Pebble
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic - Burnt Umber