It's holiday time again. Now that I am older and not so bound by convention, I like to mix up my color palette around the holidays and infuse my decorating with some creative spirit. I adore turquoise, yellow greens and silvers so I decided to use those colors with some stencil to create a decoration for my ficus tree. We live in a small cottage so we have a small Christmas tree. Because of that I like to bling up the rest of the house and the ficus tree is a good place to start. I used my 6x6 gelli plate and Lizzie Mayne's stencils Gigi, Half Moon Slant, and Terri Stegmiller's Tire Tracks stencil.
I used metallic pearl paints through some of the stencils to let them have a shiny effect and catch the light at night. After the paper dried, I made a leaf template using a piece of cardboard and cut out my leaves using the front and reverse of the template so I could glue-stick them together later. These leaves are about 4" x 2" inches.
Here is the stack of leaves waiting to be glued. After they were glued and dry I punched a hole in the top end of each leaf to put some bling yarn through so they could be hung on the ficus.
I washed the edges with a stamp pad and traced through some of the stencils with gelli roll metallic pens to add even more dimension.
This is a simple project, which we all need around this time of year, but one that makes the holidays more personal. Using stencils is a great way to make your own decorations and gifts, have fun, and enjoy the season. I might even make a whole bunch of leaves as garland gifties too.
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See you next time!