Monday 15 December 2014

Welcome Back GD: Anneke De Clerck Project #1 Peace Love Joy

"Good evening everyone, Anneke here. I'm happy to be back on the PaperArtsy blog this week! Tonight I will show you how to make this wooden panel. It is really easy to make and it would look fabulous on your mantelpiece, cabinet, sideboard....this Christmas. For my project I've chosen two Ellen Vargo stamp sets to work with". 

I started by applying a coat of gesso to a 5 x 9" wood block (12,5 X 22,5 cm)

I stamped with a variety of EEV05 stamps on tissue paper with Archival Ink Jet Black.

I glued the tissue paper to the wood block with gel medium.

After drying I added a thin layer of Chalk

I coloured the panel with a mixture of Yellow Submarine, Smoked Paprika and Candy Floss. I applied thin layers of paint and used a flat brush.

After drying I added another thin coat of Chalk to soften the bright colours.

I overstamped the background with stamps from the EEV05 stamp set. I inked up the stamps with Chalk and Candy Floss. I added some Yellow Submarine and Smoked Paprika to the edges with my fingers.

To create the tree I painted some paper scraps with Guacamole, Limelight and Tinned Peas. I stamped 30 circles with a stamp from the EEV09 stampset and punched them out. I assembled the tree as shown in the pictures. I used glue dots and started with the bottom row.

The tissue paper provides a beautiful textured background.

To decorate the tree I looked for matching buttons and sculpture flowers in my stash.

For the pot I used a painted paper scrap. I stamped words from the  ELB11 stamp set.

I attached a screw eye on top and added some matching cord.

I hope I have inspired you with this project. If you're done with the Christmas decorations already this tree could easily be replaced by a flower, bird. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow, so stay tuned :)


A huge thanks Anneke for this gorgeous alternative festive decoration. The use of EEV09 to create the tree is inspired as is the colour comb you opted to work with. A real pick me up project for those pre festive blues.

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Helen said...

what a great idea for the tree! it looks fab!

massofhair said...

Cute tree, loving the circles and buttons. A real treat and lots of inspiration, thanks Anneke :-) xxx

Willy said...

Super leuk Anneke, bedankt voor je uitleg!!

Craftyfield said...

Great way to use the buttons we hoard! Super idea for a different Christmas tree.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Wonderful Tree and techniques, Anneke

Hazel Agnew said...

Fabulous, fresh colour scheme. Great idea, love the buttons and quirky topping! X

Etsuko said...

Fabulous idea and beautiful tree, gorgeous background. xxx

Cocofolies said...

Wonderful tree and colours, and the texture of the background looks great indeed! xx

Julie Lee said...

Love the zingy colours on this - very original! xxx

Kirsten said...

That is so cute & the background panel is gorgeous with the layers of stamped tissue & bright colours.

craftimamma said...

I absolutely adore this panel! What a lovely idea and fairly simple to achieve.

Lesley Xx

Art By Wanda said...

Totally fabulous!!!!