When I saw the ‘St Nicholas’ collection by Kaisercraft I decided to have a go at making a little seasonal canvas art piece for displaying at Christmas time. I had a small canvas covered board on an easel in my stash, but a piece of sturdy chipboard, such as the back of a paper pad would work as well. I covered the canvas with PVA, then adhered patterned paper. I painted the edges with a thick layer of gold acrylic paint which I dried with a heat gun, causing the paint to blister and bubble. Then I randomly stamped the seasonal clear stamps, with embossing ink, and gold embossing powder over the background. Then it was a matter of cutting out some of the images from the patterned paper, as well as selecting some of the Collectables for layering. Once I had decided where I was going to place the St Nicholas figure and the wee child figure, I dry brushed some gold paint onto the background to give the figures a kind of glow. I layered up all the different elements, and added some sparkle with glitter glue.
Finally I added some adhesive pearl holly berries.
While I had all the Christmas papers out I thought it would be a good idea to whip up some Christmas cards. I’m a great believer in simple Christmas cards as it’s such a busy time of year.
So these cards are just that. I adhered my scraps of Christmas paper to card blanks, then pretty much just chose some of the diecut Collectables to use as card toppers:
Card making doesn’t get much easier than that!