After dry fitting the parts for this project, I disassembled it in order to apply colour to the various components.
The Xmas Tree – I used Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Peeled Paint and once dry, I assembled the tree adding glue where needed. I had my trusty Art Glitter glue on my desk, so that is what I used for this project. I added stars and some tiny baubles that I have had in my stash for probably close to 10 years!
I used a green “sparkle “ pen (essentially like a Wink of Stella but not that brand) on the laser cut edges and a gold one on the star at the top.
The Floor Detail – I painted the floor with Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Vintage Photo. When that was dry, I stamped over it in Sepia Archival Ink, using a stamp with a woodgrain pattern.
I used Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Vintage Photo on the rocking Chair. That chair is so darn cute!
I decided that I wanted to add a backing to the globe. It just seemed to soften it somehow. I stamped some texture on Vellum with Versamark Ink and heat embossed using a white pearl embossing powder.
I felt I needed to cover the edges of the Vellum at the back. It was a bit untidy and the adhesive showed. The dilemma was how to make a nice tidy matting for both the front and back. My Silhouette Cameo came to my rescue! I scanned the front face of the globe and imported in into my software, traced it, did and internal offset and there ya have it!
I truly wish this particular part of my decorating process was as simple as sounds ….. it was not, but it was so worth it and I got there in the end.
I used a foiled, kraft cardstock from my stash. I think I bought it from The Warehouse about 5 or 6 years ago.
I just love the finished project and would recommend that you get one of the globes (there are a few different ones) from Faith Pocock Design Studios and decorate one for yourself or as gift to give this Christmas.
Season’s Greetings To All - Esther