I started with a sheet of plywood that I cut with the Scroll Saw. After some light sanding with the Delta Sander, I stained the panel with Folkart Ultra Dye Paint in Emerald City. Of course it needed some additional sanding so I used the Delta Sander again to sand it down.
I dry painted some Plaid Milk Paint in Petticoat across the panel. Next, I used the Precision Rotary Tool to create holes in the panel so I could add string. Then I used modeling paste with a Clearsnap Artscreen to create a pattern of swirls on the panel.
I painted Paverpol on a burlap strip then used additional Paverpol to adhere the burlap strip to the panel.
In the corners I used the Crafter's Workshop stencil with molding paste, then continued adding assorted elements - die cuts, flowers, resin bits, additional stenciling, etc, until I was happy with the panel.
I then painted a layer of gesso over the entire panel, leaving some of the green background showing.
Once dry, I added selective colors about the panel using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Plaid Milk Paints and Prima Metallique Paints.
I decided I did not like the "Past Present Future" in the center of the panel, so I used the Delta Sander to remove the words. I replaced them with a stamped and die cut phrase.
Finally, I added a second layer of reindeers and Christmas stocking die cuts. To the stockings, I added some white paint. I created a clay element from Makin's Clay using a Prima mold, painted it with Prima Metallique Gold, then placed it under the pointsettias. I also created a clay wreath, placing it on the hearth above the stockings. A red pearl was added to the lead reindeer.
A touch of gold painted around the panel added some vibrancy to the panel.
Why not try using a wood panel today. It's the perfect blank canvas that can be use for so many projects.
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