Thursday, November 15, 2012

Welcome to Arnold Grummer's Holiday Hop!

Welcome To Arnold Grummer's PaperMaking
~ Holiday Blog Hop~

The  Thanksgiving/Christmas Holiday Season is always my favorite time of the year and I love to decorate the house all up in beautiful holiday decorations! (Taking them down ,I must confess isn't as fun though!) I love to make many different types of cookies and give as gifts and for the family so isn't any surprise  that I also enjoy creating holiday gift items. Gifts from the heart are always more special than anything that can be bought! Below I have put together a fun and festive holiday mixed media canvas using  handmade papers made with Arnold Grummer's Paper Making Kit.


8x8 Canvas
Assortment of handmade papers
I also used a molded paper piece  that I created  using Arnold Grummer's  Paper Molds-Snowflake
Mixed assortment of holiday collage papers,ribbon,glitters,glitter glue,Liquid Pearls
Brilliant White and Black Archival Ink Pads
Small Stamp ( holiday saying) for stamping around the canvas edge
Acrylic Paint in deep blue and gloss white
Spray Ink in Red
Background Stencil
Modge Podge
Modeling paste
Cut out for the Christmas tree ( I found this cute Christmas tree cutout at the Dollar Store!)

1)To begin with, lets create the background... so you will want to paint the background with the deep blue acrylic paint and let dry. I then sprayed some red ink to create more color interest. Now we will applying the background stencil to the canvas and "stenciling" with the white ink on your finger inside the open areas of the stencil.

2)Let that dry and then you can modge podge the Christmas tree cut out onto the canvas.
3)Cut out different size gift packages out of the handmade paper and collage papers, choosing where they would look best..At this point you dress up your packages with ribbons and fun creative items.
4) Apply a layer of modeling paste at the bottom of the canvas and this is what you will place the" "gifts" on.
5) Place gifts on the layer of modeling paste to dry and in the meantime stamp  the holiday border around the 3 edges that are left.
6) As a finishing touch to the wintry scene I took a paint brush and flicked the white paint all over the canvas to replicate snow falling and then "top coated" the snow with a bit more modeling paste and topped that with glitter.
7) I then went back to add little touches such as the garland on the tree with the Liquid Pearls, used glitter glue and lace to edge some items  ect. So this is a very fun creative project that is easy and encourages  your  creative holiday imagination !

Now your next wonderful project is from Carol


  1. Awesome canvas! The tree and presents are fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This is so pretty, Sherri! I love it!

  3. love how you used this stencil. Great job

  4. Thanks so much everyone! So glad you all enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!!

  5. Simply beautiful! Love the little cardinal on the tree and the way you used the stencil1 Great Job! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you :)so glad you enjoyed Shirley!

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    1. Thanks Terri so glad you enjoyed it!! This was fun and I really enjoyed seeing everyone's great projects!

  7. Really like the stenciling....and the gift packages!

  8. WOW Stunning!!!!! A lot of great ideas!!!

    1. Hi Lyneen~ Thank you so much and I am so glad you enjoyed!! Thanks for stopping by!!

  9. Sherri, I want that background stencil, lol! It's perfect - and I love the way you've decorated the packages. Really nice project!

  10. I love background stencils~ you can do so much with them!! I am so glad you stopped by Cynthia and so happy you enjoyed!!