Oh Christmas Tree! Oh Christmas Tree! Snow Capped Trees with Perfect Paints!
I am a true fussy cutter and love to create three-dimensional projects. Its even more fun to make it dimensional on a flat surface like a scrapbook layout. In my scrapbooking days, I never got to put my layouts in an actual scrapbook, as they were always too chunky and dimensional. So the children's "albums" are 12 x 12 plastic containers with their names on them and all the layouts piled inside in protective sleeves. However one year, I decided to scan them, and have them printed out on heavy paper so I could have one flat scrapbook from the earlier days.
Let's get our texture on for this holiday scrapbook layout and check out the dimension that the page has with pieces coming up off the page with foam squares.
Perfect Paints Shimmering Matte Acrylic Paint: Red Wagon
Perfect Paints Polishing Plaster Doves Wing, Jack Frost, Frosted Pine
49 & Market Christmas Spectacular
49 & Market Nature Study, Fusion (for the background)
Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Liquid Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam white squares
Let's get started, I cut 1.5-inch by 1-inch pieces from the 49 & Market paper, choosing three different patterns. I used a sheet from 49 & Market Nature Study collection for the background as it gave a softer non holiday colored background. I folded them in half on the long edge and hand-cut them into leaves.
Using one sheet "Fusion" from the 49 & Market paper pack for the background, I placed the leaves on top of each other in the shape of a Christmas tree, then created a second one that was half the tree on the right side of the paper. I could have left it like that, however, the polishing plaster was screaming, use me, use me, please, keep an eye out for what I do below.
I had a blank area in the middle that I wanted to do another tree but do it differently. I cut the retail strip from the edge of the paper and used it as the trunk. Cut 2 inch pieces of paper, cut a 1/3 of the way down but not all the way through. I used a small crochet needle to wrap each "tail" of paper around to make curly cues. I attached them behind the paper trunk, made more "limbs' in different sizes and created the look of a sparse tree.
My main purpose for this layout was to add a ton of texture. I applied the Perfect Paints Polishing Plaster, Dove Wings to the edges of all the leaves to create a snow-capped effect.
I mixed in a bit of Red Wagon shimmering matte acrylic paint with Polishing Plaster and applied it to the poinsettias to give it a serious texture and appear real.
I put a dash of the same mixture on the holly berries and on top of the hanging ornaments as well. I am in love with the way it turned out.
Added a photo of my kids from Christmas last year, their first one together. I am trying to get their first-year scrapbook put together in time for their wedding in May.
And here it is in all its textural glory!
Thank you for stopping by, Candy Rosenberg