I started with a piece of candy striped 6x6" paper which I mounted on chip board. I gave it a dry brushing with gesso and then used a stencil to create some texture. That's where I goofed! I thought the stencil resembled the icing on gingerbread and I should have used white heavy body gesso but instead I uses heavy body gel medium! Hmmm! It dries clear!!! Oh, well, I didn't have another sheet of this paper and I didn't have time to redo it anyway, so I went with it. I sprinkled it with clear rock candy distress glitter and told myself it was okay!!! Lesson learned. The Tim Holtz gingerbread house blueprint stamp was stamped on a piece of watercolor paper and I used DI to watercolor it. Having learned my lesson from the above mentioned mistake, I used heavy body gesso on the icing and some more rock candy glitter. Once everything was dry I used foam tape to attach the house to the background. I gathered some fun candies and those fantastic vintage candy canes from my stash. A few goodies that Linda Coughlin put in an order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique made it into the mix, too. For some sparkle I added some tiny gold Christmas trees and small tree ornaments along with some sparkle dots and a couple of appropriate Authentique stickers. A TH Holiday token finished off the assemblage.
I'm just going to have some details speak for themselves.
Well, that's it for today. Thank you so much for joining me here and I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time to enjoy the season! See you back here soon to continue with my Tags!