I started out by painting the canvas with a coat of watered down gesso.
I mixed red acrylic paint with modeling paste and used a wide palette knife to paint a loose circle on the canvas. While the canvas dried I moved on to inking the pine cones and greenery.
I used a combination of silver ink and gold ink with all sizes of the 6×6 ‘Mini Pine Cones’ stencil. I also used Versamark ink to heat emboss gold and silver glittered pinecones. I inked a few of the greenery leaves with Distress Ink. Then with lots of patience and a couple shows to catch up with, I fussy cut all of the pieces out leaving a small border around the inked images.
By now, the modeling paste had dried and I misted the ‘Geo Explosion’ Doodling Template onto the canvas to use as a guide for my wreath. I cut a scrap of paper to mask the center off to make the width of my “wreath” smaller. After the mist had dried, I used my hot glue gun to layer the pine cones and greenery onto the canvas. I curled up the edges and used more hot glue to give it lots of dimension. Finally, I inked a piece of cardstock using the 12×12 ‘Art Deco Numbers and More’ stencil to say “MERRY.” I adore the font of this stencil, cutting the cardstock into a flag banner and inking and distressing the edges a bit.
Lastly, I adhered some ribbon onto the back of the banner and glued the entire piece to the bottom of the canvas.
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You can follow the links below to the stencils I used.