Sunday, 15 December 2013

MDF Wall Hanging for Christmas

Hi again.

For the mid-month post Iv'e been colouring MDF frames again. For this piece I painted front of the MDF frame with white acrylic paint and when dry,  inked the top part in blue to represent the sky  and the bottom part in brown to represent the landscape.

On the back part of the frame I added a piece of white cardstock and coloured this the same as the front frame so that the landscape continued through from front to back.  I then decided to draw some lines and small trees inside the apeture to make it look like a picture. I stamped the swirls stamp around the outside to add depth and added adhesive gems for sparkle.

I used the MDF Christmas Tree and Star and coloured them with Sparkle Medium. The tree was coloured using Black Stars or you could use Golden Pine Medium and the star was coloured using Silver Sparkle Medium. These were then stuck onto  the frame using a hot melt glue gun.

Adhesive gems were added to the tree for decoration.  A ribbon for the top and it was ready to hang on the wall for Christmas.

Products used

Sparkle Medium - Golden Pine 
Sparkle Medium - Silver   
MDF Frame - Dove

Sunday, 1 December 2013

An "Extra Special" Christmas Card made with an MDF frame..

Hi folks,

For this month's theme Iv'e made a Christmas card with a difference - Iv'e used an MDF frame from Imagination Crafts for the card itself and MDF shapes for the main feature embellishment.

To make the Card I first painted the back and front of the frame with white acrylic paint then tinted the edges with a blue dye inkpad.  I also tinted a piece of white cardstock with the blue inkpad and stamped the holly stamp taken from the Decoupage stamp set "Flowers" all over the card with second generation stamped images.  I then stamped "Merry Christmas"  in black ink in the centre.  This was then stuck to the back frame.

To add decoration to the edges of the frame card  I stamped the swirls stamp along each edge to create depth.  I die-cut some swirls and coloured them with blue and gold mica powders then stuck them to the front.  The back and front of the frame were stuck together using a piece of cardstock as the spine, which I stamped again with the swirls and coloured with the blue ink to match the w3hole piece.

I then melted some silver embossing powder in a Melt Pot and poured this over the MDF Candle and whilst still hot, stamped into the image with the swirls stamp.  I then added mica powders to the embossed surface to colour the candle and give it a gold/yellow flame. Tinsel Snowflakes were added for decoration and dots around the apeture of the front frame to highlight the message inside.

Products used
MDF Lantern
Mica powders
Decoupage Stamp set "Flowers"