Oh Deer, it must be Christmas! by Samantha Read

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Hello! Ready or not it's Christmas very soon! I've been quite poorly so sharing an ATCoin Christmas decoration I made a few weeks ago, it's a very quick, easy make and is a great gift idea if you're giving handmade gifts this year. 
I find stamping on to shrink plastic seems to give an image a new lease of life simply because it changes the size and you have to adapt your colouring methods.

What I did

My base for this is an ATCoin, and using an old book page and a die I made the rosette. I splattered gold paint all over, added a glittery star and edges and wire for hanging.

I stamped the deer on to shrink plastic using a black Staz On inkpad, Staz On is permanent and not affected by the heating and shrinking process. Using find sandpaper I sanded the reverse to help the colour stay in place, I coloured with Prismacolour pencils, one thing to remember when using shrink plastic is that once shrunk the colours are a lot darker.

This deer is just perfect for Christmas with baubles dangling off her antlers. Once coloured and shrunk I finished by adding a couple of layers of white gesso on the reverse to seal the colours and brighten them and make it less transparent.

What I used

Extras: Gold Glitter, Star, Wire and Sizzix Decorative Strip Die - Tim Holtz - Paper Rosette

Thanks so much for looking, wishing you a lovely day, Sam xx

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5 comments

  1. Dear Samantha , so hope you are soon well again, and that you can celebrate Christmas feeling good !! I love this coin, so adorable with the deer, and the rosette . Hugs, Dorthe

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  2. This is so cute Sam and love that little deer, the perfect embellishment for your vintage style rosette.
    Fliss xx

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  3. Thanks so much Dorthe and Fliss xx

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  4. Adorable... Or should that be adearable?! Xxx

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  5. Sorry to hear you haven't been well, Sam . Hope you are improving by the day. If you had what I have at the mo you must be suffering. :( Your atc chrstmas decoration is so cute . Love the neutral tones and the dimension the rosette gives to the finished piece .
    Take care x

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