Oh Deer, it must be Christmas! by Samantha Read


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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  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

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

  3. Thanks so much Dorthe and Fliss xx

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

  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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