Tuesday, December 6, 2016

DIY Cards and Home Decor Christmas Canvas - Part 1

DIY Home Decor with Prima's Victorian Christmas -Part 1

I really loved the beautiful Prima Victorian Christmas collection by Frank Garcia.  I had some left over paper and thought I'd make a series of cards and  a canvas for Christmas to use the collection.  I have 4 projects in total so I decided to split this into two posts.   
 Even better...I'll share my step-by-step instructions, DIY tips and techniques for each project.    I'll share Part 1 today.  You can see Part 2 here.  

This is Part 1

These are the papers that I used for this mini-series.  It included the Victorian Christmas collection from Prima and Frank Garcia. 

DIY  Victorian Christmas - 8x10 canvas
 I created an 8x10 canvas with the Victorian Christmas papers and used stencils as accents.  Scroll down to find the step -by-step DIY instructions for this canvas.  

Step 1. Stencil the Prima Doily onto the Victorian Christmas paper with  molding paste.  Be sure to wash the molding paste off the stencil immediately.  Pay extra attention to the little holes in the stencil to make sure they are all clear to preserve the stencil's delicate appeal. 

Step 2. After the paste is dry, cut the shape of the stencil out. 
Step 3. Cut approximately a 3.5 in circle in the center of the stencil.  
Step 4. Add cardboard or dimensional foam tape to create dimension.  
Step 5. Cut image from the Victorian Christmas paper.  The image size should be 3.5inches.  

Step 6. Add a bit of  color to an 8x10 canvas.  Watercolors work nicely - but I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  Gently mist to "activate " the water.  

This provides a wonderful soft  background for the stenciling and will make the details of the stencil pop.  The effect is amazing in person - very hard to convey in a photo over the internet.  

Step 7. Once the canvas is dry, apply the stencil to the canvas using the molding paste.  
  TIP:  A great way to remove excess molding paste from a stencil is to rub the remainder on a kraft card.  I love the effect.  Then I have the start of a card along with my project.  Scroll down past this canvas project and I'll show you how I finished the card.  

Step 8. Once the molding paste is completely dry, add the cut out stencil.  This is going to be a wreath so place the Santa image in the center as the focal image.   

Step 9. Decorate as desired.   

TIP:  I'll show you how to roll those pretty flower buds shown below.  Just scroll down to the card instructions.    
Products Used:
Prima Victorian Christmas Paper 990480, 990534, 990503
Prima Victorian Christmas Alpha Stickers 582371
Prima 8x10 Watercolor Canvas Panel 585679
Prima Stencil Doily 2 6x6 - 582852
Prima Flowers - Solid Rose 586829
13Arts Chalk Modeling Paste
Quilling Tip
Prima Coy Liam Leaves 581138
Prima Flowers - Boxed White 586638
White cording 2yards
Prima Flowers - Allure Mocha 553111
wide lace trim
Prima Flowers - Allure Mocha 553111
Champagne colored floral berries
Tim Holtz Distress ink - Vintage Photo
water mist

Prima Victorian Christmas -Kraft Doily Card
Step 1. Stencil the Prima Doily onto Kraft cardstock using molding paste.  Let dry completely.  It does dry fairly quickly.   
Step 2. Add your embellishments.  You can keep the card flat and add a sentiment, or gussy up with dimensional embellies.  I provided my particular embellishment sequence below.   

Step 3.  The Prima Victorian Christmas paper has some wonderful borders that make great sentiments for cards.  
Step 4. I added some rolled rose buds  for cluster filler.  To do this, I used a quilling tool.  

Cut a small circle from patterned paper.  Next cut a spiral in the circle as the photo shows.  Take the end of the spiral and insert into  the slit of the quilling tool and start rolling tightly around the quilling tool.   Glue the rose bud at the base.  
Step 5. I dabbed  a bit of white paint on the sentiments, flower and rolled rose buds to blend them and give them a soft frosty look.  

Thanks for sharing your time today.  You can see Part 2 of this collection right here
This is the card and downloadable template featured in part 2. 
Prima Victorian Christmas Alpha Stickers 582371
Prima Stencil Doily 2 6x6 - 582852
13Arts Chalk Modeling Paste
Quilling Tip
Prima Coy Liam Leaves 581138
Prima Flowers - Solid Rose 586829
Prima Flowers - Boxed White 586638
White cording 2yards
I added :
Prima Flowers - Allure Mocha 553111
Martha Stewart Small snowflake punches
White cording
Pre Folded  Kraft Card/Envelope sized  5x6.5

1 comment:

  1. these are stunning creations, great tutorial. such dedication and heart into each project.