Main Audition Project for Designs by Shellie, Altered Advent Calendar House

Hey y’all, just popping in to share my Main Audition Project for Designs By Shellie DT.

As a semi-finalist, I received the Designs by Shellie, Classic Christmas Traditions paper pad, and other items to use for designing my project.

I used an MDF wood Advent Calendar House with chipboard drawers that I had in my stash.

I hope you like what I have created.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  Have a greeeeat day.  Take Care, Teresa

Instructions for Advent Calendar

  1. Construct base and drawers.
  2. Paint edges of base and drawers in a complimentary color to the papers selected, also base coat your wood embellishments at this time, and during drying times you can add the detail painting as needed.
  3. While paint is drying you can select, cut and ink all the papers needed.
  4. Once dry, using a decoupage medium adhere papers to the base, and add a protective coat over entire base once all papers are adhered. Allow to dry and cure thoroughly (Will be cured when it no longer feels tacky)
  5. Using a double sided tape product I adhered the papers to the chipboard drawers.
  6. Using Gold, Silver and White embossing powders, I embossed the numbers for the calendar. I fussy cut words and images from the paper line to decorate the fronts of the drawers.
  7. Adhered the images and words to the front of the drawers using Art Glitter Glue, once that was dry, I adhered the numbers to the drawers.
  8. I used the lady and child from the Classic Christmas Traditions line as a place to start my scene in the top of the house; I first put the fireplace against the wall, and then used scrap wood bits to build up the rocking chair to keep it away from the wall. Then I just added wood embellishments from my stash to make it appear as Christmas has already come to this home.
  9. For the Sled and reindeer on the roof, I used 3D Matte Medium to hold them to the roof (the trick is to put a generous amount up the roof and let it start to set up, then put the sled and reindeer on. Once that was dry I put more of the medium around the base of the sled and reindeer, I wasn’t worried about it looking messy or showing since I used the shaved ice as snow to hide the globs on medium.  Hot glue will NOT hold these pieces in place.
  10. Finally, I added a snowman on one side of the house and a Sugar Plum Fairy on the other.
  11. Don’t forget, it is the details that make a project. For instance, the guitar at the base of rocking chair, was just a plain wood embellishment, I used paint color it a guitar color, then white gel pen to note the chords, black pen to mark the fret marks, and added 3 pieces of sewing thread for guitar strings, the puzzle piece on the floor beside it was glued to a piece of the paper line and cut off, used glossy accents on top to make it shiny.



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