Monday, 24 December 2012

A Miniature sleigh and 8 tiny reindeer

Hi again, I needed to make a centerpiece for my Christmas table. Ever since I saw what "Jim the Gentleman Crafter" did a while back, I knew I had to bust out the matboard and engineer one of my own.

I googled "sleigh templates" and found a free download to print. (What did we ever do before Google?) I then cut the pieces out from matboard and covered them with paper.

The reindeer were cut 16 times with matboard and 2 glued together for strength. I inked them with "gathered twigs" distress and sprayed them with "picket fence" stain in a mister bottle.

To make the reindeer fly, I cut some heavyweight plastic into 1/2 inch strips and glued them to the back of the deer, creating an L bracket.  I  wrapped some chenille stems around them for a harness - so cute!

Once the general assembly was complete, it was time to decorate (my favorite!!) I added lightweight texture paste to the base and threw on some die cut snowflakes. I used the frostyville border die from Memory Box to glue on the edges.  It was a bit short so I added some Festive Greenery cuts from Tim Holtz. 

Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you all have a wonderful week, now go get something done today.

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