Welcome to day two of this weeks posts.
As you know this week we are featuring
Yesterday we kicked off with a fabulous project
from Neil, today Dawn is here!
This is what Dawn says...
I really liked the idea of using an oven
cupcake tray to make an Advent Calendar.
To make this one different to ones I've
seen whilst having a look on the Internet,
I backed it with a large board and painted
the tray itself. Another big plus was the
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint Colours
matched the Bo Bunny Altitude Papers perfectly.
Hope you like this and have a go yourself.
To make this project here are the
Cut a piece of cardboard to size required
and cover with layers of copy paper and glue.
This made the board stronger.
Next using PaperArtsy Paints and sponges, I
painted the backing board, building up layers.
It looks a bit scruffy to start with but as layers
are added with smaller amounts of painted
areas each time it does come together.
Fussy cut images and areas from the
Bo Bunny papers and glued to board.
Stencil the snowflakes with blue Stazon
ink. Use silver gilding flakes sparingly to
snowflakes. Spritz lightly all over with
Media white spray. Edge paper images
with Distress markers. Add faux stitching
with white gel pen. Dab glue in areas
and sprinkle with Silver glass glitter.
The cupcake tray was sponged with white
Gesso and sprayed with silver acrylic
paint and cosmic shimmer silver spray.
Make the advent number toppers by painting
Tando Creative Advent calendar numbers
with black paint, applying a thick layer of
Glossy Accents, let dry and add clear
Then using Bo Bunny papers, punching
ovals and trimming edges off. Punch circles
and edge all with Distress Ink and Midnight
Blue Stazon Ink.
to front and magnets to the back.
Decorate the board and tray with gems.
Attach tray to board with hot glue.
Note. I used glossy accents throughout
as I wanted the tray to last a few Christmas
The magnets - you can use the roll
or sheets cut up or the mini ones
Tip -The best way to glue the tray to board
using hot glue is to apply hot glue to middle
sections of tray, turn over and attach to
backing board. Then go in the sides of the
tray applying hot glue around the edge sections.
I tried doing it all at once and by time reach
bottom the top is cold and dry. Another
way is work quickly then when stuck tray to
board use heat gun from behind to reactivate
any dry and not attached glue and press down.
Oh my goodness, I love this!!!!
Especially the colours, beautiful!
Thank you Dawn.
If you'd like to make one, this is what
Dawn used -
Various blues, teal, Stone, Little Black Dress,
Woodware Punches - Scallop Oval, Circle
From own stash -
cardboard, cupcake tray, sponges
We'd love to hear if you decide to have
a go...with pictures please!!
I'll see you tomorrow with another treat!!