Making Christmas Goodies
In our Family we LOVE giving away homemade goodies to random people around our neighborhood at Christmas time. What has become part of that tradition is to bake some cookies and put them with a homemade craft of some sort. So I had fun using some wonderful Faber-Castell colors to do just that!
I took a plastic acrylic sheet that already had a bit of a pattern on it.
I then used White Lightening stain & sealer to paint the ‘image’ of the snowman onto the plastic. While the stain was still wet I took white embossing powder and liberally sprinkled it all over the snow to give it texture.
Using a heat gun I quickly dried the image. Hold it 2-3” above the image only for a few seconds. Don’t leave in one spot!
*NOTE: Do NOT hold the heat gun to close and too long to the plastic or else it will warp and melt!
To achieve a water color effect, I used the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and a water brush. By lightly touching the tip of the pen the brush gets a bit of color.
Using this water brush technique, I created my base color for my snowman.
I then used Faber-Castell’s Artist Pens to outline the drawing. I also added some whimsical lines and snowflakes. I had fun using complementary colors on this project because it makes the images stand out more and really makes it look fun.
I then took the painted on plastic sheet, rolled it up and put it into a clear, plastic pail. I lined the inside with paper doilies and tied ribbons onto the handle. How cute it this. A quick & easy gift to give someone this Christmas!
Have some colorful fun spreading some Christmas Cheer!
~Susan K. Weckesser