09 December 2013

Festive Merriment!

Hello!
I have a Christmassy painty panel to share today.....
Do you remember a hanging 'thing' I showed you way back in the middle of September?
This one....
Well, it's hanging on my wall, and as I was just daydreaming into space, it suddenly occurred to me that if the rolls of paper were trimmed, it could be Christmas tree shaped! So, the idea for my panel was born!!!!
I used a chipboard sheet as my base, and Claudine Hellmuth paints as my colour (Classic Teal, Landscape Green and Dash of Red). The paints were simply  brushed messily and quickly over a layer of ( still wet) white. This way, a little colour blending occurred here and there. Once the paint was dry, I did a little stamping using Archival Ink...
Prima dots and checkerboard designs. Red and teal ink to complement the paint colours! I then punched out some circles from text paper, then glued them on with matt gel medium. A little medium both under and over the paper makes sure no edges will lift up, and the 'matt' finish means you won't see the glue at all!
Once the gel medium was dry I started with the doodling. Around the circles and a border around the edge.....
The tree was then constructed from rolled up French text paper...
A punched star to adorn the top...
(and at this point I realise some of the text is upside down!!! oops!)
So, this goes to prove you can carry on with all the messy paintyness, and still turn it into a Christmas themed make!!!
Have a great week everyone!
Trish xxx








12 comments:

Pauline Adamson said...

Gorgeous and I think had all the script been right way up it wouldn't look random, and this just adds to the whole scene xxx

Helen said...

I love this, and the tree looks great .

Suzy said...

It looks just fab, must give it a go

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous !
Corrie x

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous! The tree looks wonderful against that fab background.

Jaine Drake said...

I love it Trish. Your tree is brilliant and the little imperfections add to it's quirkiness, so cool.

Alison said...

Fantastic! I love this idea Trish. TFS
Alison xxx

Nan G said...

So cool!

Coco said...

Really gorgeous, love your ideas and your cheerful process!! Also your use of French text here lol! x

Gez Butterworth said...

Brilliant Trish!

Ophelia said...

This is so beautiful!!!

butterfly said...

A gorgeous festive panel, Trish - and I love your creative thinking about the paper roll tree!
Alison x