Hi everyone, it's Kathie here.
I've decided to make a Christmas decoration for our front door this year. When I saw the large Scrapware Rudolph, I knew he would be the perfect subject for it.
I’ve used a combination of the Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy paper and some vintage book paper I tore out of an old book for the project. I used the chipboard as my template to trace the shape of Rudolph's face
onto the paper and then glued it to the chipboard with a glue stick. When dry, I sanded around the edges of the chipboard with some sandpaper to neaten it. I’ve also inked the edges with a distress ink.
His red nose was created using red acrylic paint and then inking around the edges with distressed ink to get a distressed look.
His eyes have been painted too, and then coated with a layer of Dimensional Magic to make them glossy. More book paper gives detail to his ears and tongue.
To make a home for my reindeer I’ve used coordinating papers from the Oh Joy range to create a window frame, snowy hills and some pine trees. 3D mounting tape to gives dimension to some of the elements. Lots of glitter lends a frosty feel.
The entire project is mounted onto a piece of board that has been cut to size. I just drilled holes in the top of the project and fed a piece of decorative ribbon through the holes to act as a hanger.
If you want to protect your project from fading in the light, apply several coats of Mod Podge to seal it. (Although, note that Mod Podge won’t make your project water-resistant so place it in a location where it won’t get rained on.)