Christmas · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy

Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – Continued

Today is going to see the front of this piece transformed into a Vintage Christmas Keepsake.

20171110_163858

I’ve chosen a collage sheet that features all the numbers I need for the drawers pre-printed on lovey Christmas theme patterns (see the top sheet of paper in the lead photo).  The size of these little numbered scenes are very close to what I need for the drawers so there’s no enlarging or shrinking, just a bit of trimming up – yeah!!!  This sheet also has a number of larger scenes featuring Santa that are going to go perfectly on my cupboard doors.

But first I want to add just a little glitter to these Santas to make them have an even more Vintage feel to them.  Using a small fine paint brush and some diluted ModPodge (which I always keep a small tub of on hand) I just quickly brushed some glue on Santa’s beard and then sprinkled some glitter on.  I used Distress Stickles Dry Glitter in Hard Rock Candy, this (white) glitter has a great ‘Old Fashioned’ look to it where many modern glitters have blue, greens, etc. mixed in their white.  I also glittered the fur on Santa’s suits and some on the snow and Christmas trees.

20171110_171708

The pictures weren’t quite bid enough to fill the space so for the panels on the front of the doors I used a glitter paper that had jeweled garnet tone that was very much in line with my color scheme.

This filled in the empty space nicely and the glitter paper had a very subdued sparkle that didn’t overpower the look of the Vintage art.

20171113_124847

For the inside panels, I went a little different.

20171113_124910

I used plain black paper to fill in the extra area on the inside panels letting the crystal sparkles I added be the main show here.

Tomorrow, the drawers get there numbered papers.

Join me and (Christmas) Craft On

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s