Other products: Second hand Christmas lantern, gold card stock, cream card stock, Martha Stewart Smoky Quartz Glitter, clear embossing powder, sponge daubers, Lindys Stamp Gang Golden Sleigh Bells, Recollection Micro Beads - Champagne & Antique Copper, cream and gold wired ribbon, hot glue gun, heat tool, Glitter Ritz, water mist bottle, Mod Podge, sponge paint brush, gold detail embossing powder, gold cord, Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen & Vintage Photo, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink
For full instructions on how to shape and create the poinsettias on this project, please see instructional video here.
Instructions: View a larger project image here. Purchase a second hand Christmas lantern or holiday item of your choice that you are wish to upcycle. Using cream card stock and your Essential Glue Pad, stamp several images of the Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, sprinkling the fine glitter on the images as you go and before glue dries. Stamp several images of the Large Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set and repeat the steps you have just completed with the smaller Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set. Set aside to dry. Using gold colored card stock and a light brown ink, stamp several images of the small Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set and sprinkle with clear embossing powder. Set embossing powder using a heat tool. Die cut using the coordinating die and shape into double blossoms using the deluxe flower shaping tools and a light mist of water. Once gold flowers have been shaped and assembled, apply a small amount of glue to each petal edge using a fine metal glue tip and sprinkle with Glitter Ritz. Allow to dry completely and then spray lightly with Lindys Stamp Gang spray. Moving back to the glittered flowers, die cut using the coordinating die, add a touch of light brown ink to the centres of the petals using a finger sponge dauber, and then proceed to shape without water. Shape the flower images just using the deluxe flower shaping kit and no water as you do not want to loose all of the glitter you have applied. Once shaped, create double blossoms. (Note: some of your glitter will fall off of the flowers during the color application, shaping and assembling process, however due to the nature of the project being an upcycled art piece, the look of the blooms being a little dated, antiqued and faded is the perfect finishing touch.) Using a sponge paint brush, lightly apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to each of the glittered flowers and set aside to dry. Once all flowers are dry, add the micro beads to the centres of each blossom. Create your loopy bow and adhere to piece you are altering with a hot glue gun. Begin arranging flowers in the clusters as you desire, and once happy with placement adhere to piece with hot glue gun.
To create tag, stamp image onto a cream colored card stock and emboss with gold detail embossing powder. Die cut using the large tag in the Luggage and Tags Die set. Distress tag using distress inks. Locate sentiment piece in the paper collection and distress with distress inks and spray with Lindys Stamp Gang spray. Ink all edges of the tag as well as the sentiment piece with a light brown ink. Adhere flower and sentiment to bottom of tag as shown. Loop gold cording through tag.
Created By: Tracey Fehr