It is only five weeks until Christmas. Today I am going to show you a project I have done for Hobbykunst. I have decorated a Christmas sledge and treated it to look like driftwood. I have also added some decorated presents.
It is quite easy to get wook to look like driftwood. Mix strong coffee and vinegar in a jar and add steel wool. Leave the mix over night, and treat the wood with the steel wool. Several layers will create a darker colour. After this, I have added a few decorated presents.
I have used papers from Prima and dies from Tim Holtz and Prima.
The "Pimped Car" present
The read is made with paper from Primas Cartographer series. The stripes in the middle of the road has been painted with Triton markers. The number 4 is from the series Numbers - Sunrise Sunset Mechanicals Metal - from Prima. The key and miniature car, are both diecuts made with dies from Tim Holtz. I have also created some miniature "Wunderbaum" from left over papers. These have been fixed to the key ring with small jump rings. The key ring itself has been made with a Binding ring.
The small car was an old, used toycar. It was yellow and really boring. I pimped the car, using beads, and metal bits. The car was then painted with black Gesso. I then painted it with MetaMica, Verde Gris og Pale Gold. The flames are made with car polishing wool, coloured with distress ink: - dried marigold, fired brick and mustard seed.
The vintage gear tag present
On this present, I have made a tag with Tim Holtz's gear tags. I have used cardboard to create the basic tag. I have used paper from Epiphany from prima to cover the large gear. The smallest gear has been coverd with glitterpaper in silver. I have also decorated with metal and ribbons and a rose.
The snowman present
The snowman is a dies from Tim Holtz. The paper is also from Epiphany from prima. The star buttons are from Finnabair. Flowers and dies are from Prima..
The French "présent"
The Eiffel tower is a dies from Tim Holtz. This paper is also from Epiphany from prima. The stars and the number are from Finnabair. The wooden star is from Rayher