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Taking Flight

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  is to make something Christmassy. Seems odd for October, but what can you do? 

I had an idea for a vintage plastic reindeer but as I assembled supplies, my idea shifted a bit. 

Tim Holtz Vignette Tray
Yupo Paper
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink in Pitch Black
Blending Solution
Archival Ink in Jet Black
Tim Holtz Tree Line Stamp
Vintage Plastic Reindeer
Acrylic Paint in Black
Glossy Accents
Recollections Vintage Glass Golden Glitter - previously dyed with the Alcohol Ink in Pitch Black

I had the alcohol ink background from a previous project. First, I added a pool of Blending Solution to the Yupo paper and then added a few drops of the alcohol ink. I shifted the paper back and forth until about 3/4 of the paper was covered. I added more alcohol ink to make it a bit darker and shifted it again. 

Once dry, I added straight black alcohol ink to the white band for the horizon. After it was completely dry, I sealed with a few coats of clear acrylic spray paint.

I resurrected this background by stamping Tree Line with the Archival and let it dry. I meant to just mat and frame it, but decided it would be a cool background for this instead. 

I smoothed a layer of Glossy Accents on the inside of the tray and slid the Yupo on top, smoothing out any air bubbles with my fingers. While it dried, I painted the reindeer with two coats of the black acrylic paint.

As it dried, I added a thin bead of Glossy Accents around the edges where the Yupo met the tray. I sprinkled the glass glitter over and let it dry before knocking out any loose glitter. (I always have two sheets of paper under glitter projects to knock the loose glitter onto - I can pour the leavings back into the jar and if I spill, there's another sheet under to catch the fallout)

With everything dried, I added E6000 to the back of the reindeer and set it in place. 

All this little scene needs is Santa's sleigh!


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