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WINTER ISSUE OF CANADIAN SCRAPBOOKER




Have you gotten your copy of the Winter Issue of Canadian Scrapbooker yet? Inside the issue, you'll find many creative and amazing projects including a few made with Wall Sugar products!!

The fabulous magazine also has this fantastic promotion on right now, so don't miss out:


Christmas Project- Design Team Member Stepheny Fenton

 

Wall Sugar November
Design Team Project -
Christmas Spirit



 


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!.... J
Christmas is right around the bend, So when I received my Wall Sugar piece this
month all I could think of was the Holidays! The possibilities were limitless
with the Wall Sugar Co frame that I used.


So I started with the bare base (Wall Sugar Co Frame – Item#
WSC109 8.5x11 frame)

I started my project by painting the outer edges and the
inner edges of the plaque with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Antique
Linen. I wanted a very vintage, nostalgic Christmas project, and crackle paint
adds that extra little flair. I know many of you are unsure of how to use
crackle paint or you have had terrible luck when using it, but like anything it
has a little bit of a trick to it. To make a good crackle you need to try and
make a nice thick base with it. Try not to do layers, try to do one thick
smooth coat. When you apply more than one coat it doesn’t dry evenly or it
dries and cracks, but you are recovering it with each layer and then eventually
you can end up with a very undesirable effect or worse case, no crackle at all.
The thicker the coat, the better the crackle. If you are working on wood such
as I did, it is best to base coat your project with an acrylic paint. This way
the paint has something to crackle over instead of soaking into the wood. In
this case though I wanted a progressively aging effect so I painted one think
coat on and let it dry, so in some areas it soaked in and there is no crackle
at all and in others it has quite a nice effect to it, as you can see below.

 

Next I covered the outer of the frame in Kaisercraft –
Turtle Dove Collection – Baubles. This paper has a glossy embossing effect to
it, plus it already has a soft brown edge to it which makes it look like it has
been inked.

 

For the inset I used Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Collection –
Drummers and Kaisercraft Twig and Berry Collection – December.
 

The poinsettias were a process. I started by using Jumbo
Poinsettia by Stampendous and stamped it on xpressit copic paper using black
Memento Ink. They were colored with copics. The colors are as follows:

Flower: R24 R27 R29

Leaves: YG93 YG95 YG97

Center: Y15 Y35 YR23

Colorless Blender

 

The flowers were then trimmed and some of the petals cut back to give
dimension. I then inked them with Color Box Chalk in Chestnut Roan to give them
the rustic burnished edges to create a flow through the project.

 
 
 

Next I used a burlap stocking by Canvas Corp and stitched all around
the outer edges with Canvas Corp Red Rope – Hemp Rope. I then glued the
stocking with hot glue to the frame. I then added the tags from Kaisercraft Turtle
Dove Collection – To Froms and inked all the outer edges with Color Box Chalk –
Chestnut Roan. I then hot glued them to the stocking and then hot glued two of
the poinsettias.

 
 

Last I added the verse which was taken from Kaisercraft Turtle Dove
Collection – Drummers and then I backed the verse in Kaisercraft Twig and Berry
Collection – December. I then attached the verse to the frame with pop up dots.
The side that drops down into the inset of the frame is a layer of three pop up
dots to make the height even with the outer edge of the frame. Then I added my
last three poinsettias below the verse with hot glue.
 
 
 
 
 
 
So there you have it, the completed project!
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed taking the time to view my project as much as I enjoyed
creating it!

 
Thank you for stopping by J
Stepheny
 

 

Christmas Project - Design Team Member Wendy Antenucci

With little ones in the house and a Christmas tree up and decorated the question every day is ... when is Christmas? So this year when I was sent the large wreath base from Wall Sugar I decided it was time to make an advent calender!



Wreath Base - Large
I began by choosing my favorite Bella Paper to cover the base of my wreath and I dry brushed some white paint around the edges.



 
I then had purchased some paper mache circle boxes (mine were 2" which were a little large to fit, 1.5" would probably work better, and you can also use the plastic bead containers) which I covered with some Bella designer tapes.
 
 
I then covered each lid with a 2" circle of Bella papers and finished with a white scalloped punch where I used a stamp for the border and numbered all the boxes.  Then I began placing my boxes around my wreath (this took awhile) in a configuration that fit - I had planned to just circle around with the boxes, but a snowflake emerged instead!  LOL
 
 
Then because I totally love my hot glue gun, I grabbed a few Christmas items that I have in my box and began adding some special last minute touches, I decided to stick with the snowflake theme and then add a few pops of red.
 
 
 
 
And here is my final project that I just need to fill up with treats for my kids!
 


 
Thanks for stopping by and thank you Wall Sugar for a great product to create with!

Filled with Gratitude


Check out this fabulous project that our design team member Wendy Antenucci created for our Halloween/Fall theme challenge. Wendy lives in the U.S., so her project is perfect for the upcoming American Thanksgiving.........



Hi, Wendy here, I received the 3 piece - interchangeable hanger to work with from Wall Sugar this month and we were challenged to decorate with a Fall/Halloween theme.

Here is what arrived at my house and I had already chosen some Teresa Collins Vintage papers to use, plus a few fall items from my local Michael's store.



And this is what I created...



Step 1: Cover the boards with paper of choice.
Step 2: Paint the edges of the board and the paper to give them an antiqued feeling.
Step 3: Adhere strips of paper and burlap for interest.
Step 4: Adhere Bingo cards and large daisy.
Step 5: Fill in with leaves, other flowers, and pumpkins.
Step 6: Add the pearls and words.








I love the colors of fall, but more than anything I love the time we take as Thanksgiving draws near and the end of another year to focus on the goodness of the Lord in my life. When I saw these bingo cards I knew that I wanted them to be incorporated into my project as I am filled with Gratitude for all that God has done, I am Blessed beyond anything I could have ever dreamed and it is all because God loves us. Jehovah Jireh is Hebrew for God is my Provider, this name of God is first introduced in Genesis 22. For my family and I this is who the Lord has been this year to us - our Provider.

Just in time for Halloween.......

I am so excited about Halloween coming up. I love seeing everyone's creativity with this spooky holiday. Our design team members have created great decor using Wall Sugar products, as you've seen. This post is not Wall Sugar related but fantastic for Halloween....I'm excited to tell you about an awesome NEW class of mine over at The Art Studio. This self paced class is the Halloween Edition of my Crafty & Yummy Series.




The goal in this class series is to help you become more creative and inspired in the area of food décor. I enjoy food showcased in a crafty way and I know your recipients will, too. Throughout the series, I’ll guide you through food related décor projects using basic craft supplies and awesome techniques that you can change up for any occasion!

In Crafty & Yummy: Halloween Edition, I’ll show you how to use a variety of crafting supplies such as patterned paper, inks, punches, ribbon, stamps and more to create quick, easy and in-expensive Halloween projects such as cupcake banners, creative packaging for baked goods, candy presentation and drink decor. As my gift to you, I’ve also include a couple of my favorite, delicious Halloween recipes!

I hope you enjoy this Halloween class and I look forward to seeing what you create!

Have a great day!

Shaylenne
Owner of Wall Sugar
 
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