Magic of Christmas Card

Christmas Card tutorial

 

 

Silent Night Christmas Card

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Christmas Card Inspiration

 

THE MAKER OF THESE LOVELY CARDS, ROBYN WOOD FROM PURPLE SALT SAYS, “I DO LOVE TURQUOISE AND BLUE TONES FOR CHRISTMAS CARDS!”
…AND SO DO WE, ROBYN!

 

The following two tutorials have been written, created and shared by Robyn.

 

1. THE ‘WONDER & MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS‘ CARD

As you might guess from these cards, I do love turquoise and blue tones for Christmas cards! This one is no exception and it also has a beautiful, textured feel to it. Your recipient is sure to give this one pride of place on the mantel.

Method

  1. Stencil a scattering of stars over cardstock using a Tim Holtz star stencil and moulding paste. Allow to dry well.
  2. Spritz with Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise & Calypso Teal. Remove the excess colour with paper towel and allow to dry.
  3. Replace the stars template and spritz lightly with water.
  4. The water will remove some of the colour and give a variegated effect.
  5. Add a little pizazz with a gold embossed greeting.

 

2. ‘SILENT NIGHT’ CARD

At first glance these cards look very similar to each other but the techniques used are quite different.

Method

  1. Start the same way as the previous card by stencilling stars using modelling paste. But make them more uniform in coverage. Allow to dry well.
  2. Paint with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Sky Blue, Majestic Blue & Mediterranean Blue. Make the colour a little patchy looking.
  3. Apply metallic Pan Pastels all over the stars using one or two of the metallic colours. I used a little silver and gold.
  4. Spritz the Pan Pastels with Spectra Fix Degas Pastel Fixative and allow to dry.
  5. Drizzle along the top edge with turquoise acrylic ink and spritz with water, the ink will run and mix with the Pan Pastel colour and Dylusions layer to create a lovely shimmery effect. Allow to dry.
  6. Add a greeting and it is done.

image, words and idea supplied by Robyn Wood at Purple Salt: http://purplesalt.net/

 

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