Sunday, December 7, 2014

Time for Some Glitter on the Prima Blog Today

It's the Finnabair Creative Team's turn on the

Here's my project showcasing GLITTER!

Yes, it's time to start getting some Christmas projects going here.

I start with a 6" foam cone and a piece of 12x12 cream sticky-backed canvas. Lay the cone at an edge and roll it across the canvas drawing a line at the bottom as you go. I added scallops along the edge with pencil.

Cut out the shape, draw a line where the 2 sides meet, and trim. This shows the cone, canvas and wooden pedestal I'm going to use.

I laid the canvas on a piece of plastic packaging and added a coat of Heavy Black Gesso.

I wanted to try 2 color combinations, one light and one dark, so I also cut a piece of white canvas. Here I used Clear Gesso mixed with 3 colors from the Luminous Glitter Set. I spread this mixture on the canvas using the Honeycomb Stencil.


Then I sprayed with several colors of Perfect Pearls Mists.This was perfect for setting under the tree. The contrast is gorgeous?

On the Black Gessoed canvas, I used the Netting Stencil with Modeling Paste. When dry I again sprayed with Perfect Pearls in blues, purples and golds.

Remove the backing and add to your cone just above the scallop edges creating a pointed top. I added strips of double stick tape to the edges to hold it securely.

Using a flat brush, I added Soft Gloss Gel to the the stenciled areas and sprinkled White Art SugarWhite Luminous Glitter, and Platinum Glass Glitter. They all actually have this gorgeous blue that comes out in them. I let it dry and then lightly shook the excess off.

Two little wooden stars and a large Star Brad were glitzed up with Soft Gloss Gel and Silver Luminous Glitter. They were added to the Mechanicals with 3D foam squares.

The Small Flower, Medium Flower and Washer Mechanicals were slightly curved to fit onto the cone.

I brushed on Soft Gel and then sprinkled with Copper Luminous and White Art Sugar here. The brass color of the Mechanicals contrasts with the Copper Glitter and Art Sugar..

The Turquoise Garland was a perfect match for the other blues in the glitters, and the large clear rhinestones add just a bit to the scalloped edge.

The wooden pedestal is painted with Heavy White Gesso first and then, using Soft Gloss Gel, I added Sterling Glass Glitter and Pearl Glass Glitter. It was then glued to the bottom of the Styrofoam cone with 3D Gloss Gel.

Three other projects are also appearing on the
today from the
Finnabair Creative Team,
 so please check them out and leave them some love!


Other Products Used: Wooden Star Buttons, Turquoise Star Garland, Black Foam Squares, Perfect Pearl Mists, Clear Rhinestones, Wooden Pedestal, Sticky Back Canvas.


Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Gotta love all the sparkles!!! So pretty Linda
Hugs Lynn

Beth Norman said...

Oh, Linda, what a beautiful tree. I love how you mixed the glitter into the clear Gesso. This tree is so adorable.

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks so much Beth!

Michelle said...

Linda, this is gorgeous!
Very inspiring, too!

Carol said...

Gorgeous love all the textural differences in the sparkley bits x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your sparkling Christmas tree make! Just beautiful xxx