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Festive Christmas Frame with Emerald Creek

CHRISTMAS RETRO FUN for a KIDS PROJECT
This can be something the kids do after Thanksgiving dinner which can make a sweet holiday gift.

Hello! Having fun with my Emerald Creek embossing powders. Decided to make an easy-peasy little Christmas themed frame.


Supplies:
Emerald Creek Embossing Powders - Silvester-Kracher, Northern Lights and Neon Blue
Wooden frame from my stash
Collage images from Altered Pages (1636 ATC's Christmas)
Adhesive
Paper
Red acrylic paint
Miscellaneous embellishments
Selection of stamps
Ink

My starting lineup
I used the red acrylic paint to paint the raw inside and outside frame edges. When dry, glue the frame front side down onto the paper.  Alternately you can wrap the paper around the frame edges if it is lightweight paper.
Once the glue was dried, I cut the excess paper out of the frame.
I cut out all the images from my collage sheet and used the ones that fit best. Glue them down, then use a layer of the glue over the top to protect the colors.
Here are the first 2 embossing powders the red and green. I took the edge of the stamp, ink it...
Press it in random patterns on the frame and sprinkle the embossing powder on top. Using an embossing heat tool, I melt the powder until it changes to it's intended color and is melted completely. HINT - do not use the heat gun too close or you can burn your paper images or bubble up any topcoat. I usually hold it 2-3 inches away and move it constantly to avoid heat damage. I did the red on the outside and the green on the inside of the frame.
Now I use the "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" stamp from my stash and ink it, place it, press it and sprinkle the Neon Blue embossing powder. Shake off excess and use heat tool as above.  You can edge some of the images with the embossing too to carry the blue color throughout.
I added some red flowers and pearl embellishments from my stash and I am finished!   Pretty quick and easy. You could use this same technique on a card, an art board, canvas or book!  Thanks for looking!

Jen Rothstein






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