Fab ‘n’ Funky want Christmas themed entries for this week. I found this wreath digi at Graphics Fairy and opened the jpg image in Silhouette. I could then print it on cream colored tissue paper. Attached the tissue with Matte Gel Medium in clear to white layering weight cs. I then went back to the Silhouette image and created a stencil outline of the wreath cut in white layering weight cs. This way I could add black modeling paste to center of wreath. Cut sentiment with Silhouette out of white sticker paper because my machine will do the tiny cuts much better in this vinyl type paper then it does with cs or even copy paper. Plus then the words already have adhesive to the back when adding to center of project. Burlap ribbon was added for texture and balance then sponged brown ink along edges of piece. Mounted on dark red cs layer then white cs base. Added white gel pen accents and glossy accents to berries.
Tip: To get the ink to flow with my makeup sponge I like to add just a hint of glycerin. One drop is sometimes too much, so today I turned the open bottle into my open palm and used the edge of the opening to scrap extra back in the bottle. I could then pick up that tiny amount of glycerin with my brush out of the palm of my hand and then pick up the ink smeared on my glass mat to begin sponging.
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