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Shabby Chic Sleigh Canvas

Other products: White 8" x 10" canvas, white gesso, Art Basics Heavy Body Gel, Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel, Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel, flat paint brushes, assorted buttons, scraps of ribbon, partial zipper, round white pearls, half pearls, fine detail embossing powder - gold, heat tool, thinner cardboard (such as from the back of a paper pad or cereal box), BigShot die cutting tool, crocheted flowers, ribbon roses, Memory Box Stencil - Modern Sprinkles, Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays - Golden Sleigh Bells, Cattail Copper Brown and Clam Bake Beige, VersaMark Ink, Ranger Distress Paint - Tarnished Brass, Stickles - Diamond, Recollections Antique Copper Microbeads, palette knife

Watch this video for shaping tips and techniques on the poinsettia flower and holly leaves.

Instructions: Using your stencil, palette knife and 3D Gloss Gel, apply the textured areas on the canvas where you desire and dry with heat tool. Next select ribbon scraps, ribbon roses along with piece of zipper and adhere to canvas using Heavy Body Gel. Moving along, adhere crocheted flowers, buttons and any other pieces you may want to incorporate onto your canvas once again using the Heavy Body Gel.

Paint a thin layer of white gesso onto a cardboard piece from a cereal box or the backing of a paper pad. Cut one of each of the snowflake like die cuts from the Arianna Lace Die collection. Adhere to canvas as shown using the Heavy Body Gel. Give a quick drying to the canvas using your heat tool to set adhesive. Using a paint brush, cover all elements with white gesso and dry using heat tool. Spray the various colors of the shimmer sprays where desired, heating with heat tool between layers. Next stamp the sleigh onto the white gesso covered cardboard using VersaMark ink and apply gold fine detail embossing powder. Set using heat tool and die cut using coordinating die. Apply the desired amount of each shimmer spray to the sleigh, shape slightly and adhere to canvas as shown. Repeat steps for the four gifts, as well as four poinsettia and holly berry pieces (two of each size) to create four single blossom poinsettia and holly pairings. Die cut using coordinating dies, spritz with shimmer sprays, shape slightly and adhere to canvas as shown.

Next, add various sizes of round pearls in clusters where desired using Heavy Body Gel. Set adhesive slightly with heat tool. Add half pearls where desired around other focal points using Heavy Body Gel. Paint with white gesso, dry and then paint with shimmer spray. Using a fine paint brush and Soft Gloss Gel, paint a small amount of gel to areas looking a tad bare around other elements and adhere copper microbeads. Using a small brush, dip into the various colors of shimmer spray and lightly sprinkle droplets onto canvas where desired, making sure to do this in stages, drying with heat tool between applications so drops don't continue to spread and become too large. Lastly adhere Stickles to flowers, sleigh, beads and wherever else desired. Allow to dry.

Created By: Tracey Fehr

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