Friday, 14 October 2016

Christmas Makes

Christmas Makes

Today we have 

Hazel Harler 

lighting the way with her
first project as Design Team Member

Over to you Hazel:

Christmas will be here before we know it so I thought I'd decorate a wooden tea light holder with stamp board

 Lay four square pieces of stampboard side by side and 
stamp the poinsettias with black Archival ink

I used three different shades of green Versamagic chalk ink to colour
 the stampboard starting with the palest green and 
finishing with the darkest

I coloured the poinsettia the same way with two shades of red
I then drew round the outlines with a fine marker pen.

This is what it looked like when I'd finished.

I glued some gold micro beads on the stampboard and some gold beads
 in the centre of the poinsettia.

 I painted the holder with gesso, when this was dry I painted it with Fresco Finish paint and then sponged it with black Archival ink on the edges.

I stamped the tiny flowers with black Archival ink and coloured
 the centres with pearlescent olive Brilliance ink.

I wrapped some gold craft wire round the holder using tape to hold it down.

 The metal part of the holder was silver so I coloured the top with Treasure Brass.

I glued the stampboard to the holder with Pinflair glue gel.

To finish I added a lovely scented tea light.

List of Items used

This delightful tea light holder will enhance any setting
and I should think make a lovely gift
Thank you Hazel 

See you all tomorrow..........

Mickie xx


  1. A wonderful, Christmassy project Hazel. Very inspiring!
    Alison xxx

  2. Great idea and very festive. Happy crafting, Angela x

  3. It would look so good on my Christmas table...

  4. Fabulous! Great idea and tutorial
    Thank you
    Jools x

  5. Perfect for the festive season Hazel, love it xxx


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