Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Christmas Is Coming!

Good afternoon and a very happy Tuesday. Just a  quick post from me today to share the MDF pieces that I made for Lisa Horton's shows on Create and Craft last week. They are all fabulous designs, and importantly, take anything that you can throw at them (including half a pot of texture sand paste that I used to cover up the mess that I'd made)
All of the mediums are from  DecoArt, including the multi media range, glass paints, and good old Snowtex.

For this one I've used lots of lovely glass paint on to acetate, I would normally put the smooth side to the front, but I wanted the texture to show. The frame has been covered with gilding flakes.

This is such a sweet frame and you get 2 in the set, so that means 2 of these gorgeous deer. For this one, I've used DecoArt Multi Media paint and lots of Snowtex.

Now this one, oh my life what hasn't it had on it! I wanted to do a distressed metal effect so put lots of rusty effect colours but it looked awful! I'm a bit out of practice with the old rust effect and some of my teamies had done this and theirs looked wonderful. No way could I let mine stand next to theirs lol. So I took my Deco Art Texture Sand Paste and gave it a very good coating. It would either cover the multitude of sins or it would all fall apart! I then walked away and left it overnight. I hardly dare look the morning after but it was still standing and it looked rather well! You could still see little glints of the silver showing through which looked quite icy so all was well. I added little touches of watery blues and silvers which sat nicely in the crackle from previous layers. The candle is for display purposes only, I couldn't get a battery one, but now The Range is full of them bless 'em!

Now this one is for people of a certain age! Who remembers 'the test card and some music' This was such fun to do and what's a TV ariel for if not to wrap tinsel around! It's also a great size to use as a shadow box, so fab and functional, just like me 😉

All of the MDF is available from Create & Crafts - and there's a 4 x Flexi-pay offer at the moment - just saying! It will also be available directly from Lisa soon, and it's free p&p on orders over £30.00
Take care and have a very happy week x


  1. Wow, you have been busy, so many great creations, I am impressed! Have a nice evening, hugs, Valerie

  2. Fabulous creations Sue, I especially love the stained glass one, it is just gorgeous and yes, the test card brought back lots of memories - the tv shaped frame is such fun. You have decorated all of them beautifully! I hope you are keeping safe and well. Hugs, Anne xxx

  3. Wow, Sue! You have been having lots of fun using all kinds of mediums, and I had just as good a time (almost) reading about your creative process. I love each design, and the fabulous colors you always introduce in your designs. Beautiful! hugs, de

  4. Four lovely pieces, Sue, but I have to say the stained-glass church window gets my top score! You have been a busy bee!

  5. All lovely mixed media pieces Sue, i'f i'd have seen the stained glass MDF i'd have been very very tempted although I think I could probably build my own cathedral sized window with the amount of MDF I have.. Fabulous samples & congrats on the Team, i'm very slow on picking up any news just using blogger.
    Take care & stay creative Hugs Tracey xx

  6. I do like your Christmas creations.

    I must be of a certain age!
    I do remember the test card!

    All the best Jan

  7. PS As I type this there are only 95 days until Christmas!
    What a thought!

    All the best Jan

  8. Great makes - the stained glass window is great and I love your snowy lantern. The test card, jeepers, it's like something from a whole other era, isn't it? How old we are!! My favourite here though is that charming scene where we can spot the deer in between the texty tree trunks - lovely.
    Alison x


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