O' Christmas Tree by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Donna here today with a Christmas wall hanging for you.

What I Did:

I used a That’s Crafty! white/greyboard panel as my base for the hanging.
For the background I used the ‘Vaseline resist technique’ which is basically applying thin smears of Vaseline to resist the paint that goes on top. This then exposes the paint colour underneath and gives you a ‘peeled paint’ effect, which is fab.

I used the wonderful That’s Crafty! Multi Surface Paints which really do what they say on the pot, for the panel and embellishments.

Once the background was dry, I put it to one side to then concentrate on painting the embellishments, which are a mixture of mainly greyboard with some MDF ones too. The Multi Surface Paints are ideal for this, as you only need one coat to cover everything.

Make sure they’re dry then do a little doodling with Posca and Pigma pens.

For the Christmas tree, I splattered some white Posca pen on to replicate snow and added a touch of puff paint to the top of the tree to suggest a snowy coating.

When I was satisfied that I’d finished decorating the embellishments I added little pieces of twine to some of them and adhered them to the tree and panel with foam pads to add even more dimension.

Final touch was to add a couple of Tim Holtz sentiments to the panel.

The panel comes with holes already made (in the Hochanda ODS bundle) so I just threaded some Bakers twine through it ready for hanging…..out of the reach of nosey cats of course!!!

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Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. Ooooo just look at all that faux peeled paint, absolutely scrumdiddlyumptious!! It's making me warm and all fuzzy inside and maybe a little festive. Super festive creation..
    Warm Hugs Tracey xx

  2. Love it Donna, the peeled paint effect looks amazing , and your Christmas tree, so bright and beautiful, with the many details. Another gorgeous Christmas creation, dear lovely lady . Hugs, Dorthe , xx

  3. Very festively scrummy! Fab background. A perfect Christmas creation
    Amanda x

  4. Fresh and fun, Donna - great use of the greyboard bits and pieces to create your fab Christmas tree. Still loving that dotty bauble and the dotty gift too, and the touch of white spatter just brings it all to life.
    Alison x

  5. Really gorgeous Christmas creation Donna and love the bright colours. Your background is fabulous too.
    Fliss xx

  6. Donna, this is filled with joy!
    Lynne xx


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