Thursday, 27 November 2014
Wooden Advent Calendar with JoFY Bauble Stamps from Paper Artsy
I have made this wooden advent calendar for my dear friend, Pauline's, great grandson. I used Jo Firth Young's stamps for Paper Artsy, sets 27 and 28 with the Baubles and the Mini 07 with the Snowflakes. It's very large so it took a long time to do all the painting and sanding! I painted the sides and the drawers with Plum fresco and then with Crackle, and then Turquoise, and sanded to reveal a bit more of the Plum. I stamped Joy and Ho Ho Ho! and Snowflakes in Snowflake fresco on the drawers and the sides.
I made shrink plastic baubles from both the sets and painted them with watered down frescos.
I used an LED tealight at the top with a bit of canvas trim painted with Turquoise and then another shrink plastic bauble added.
Although it took a long time, it is sturdy so I'm hoping it will last for future years!
Posted by Lucy Edmondson at 14:50
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WOW Lucy that is one huge Advent Calendar, am loving the colours and images you have used, so stunning. It will last for ages i am sure and what a wonderful and thoughtful present for your Friend's Great Grandson. A treasure indeed :-) xxxReplyDelete
Just GORGEOUS Lucy, really well done!.. You know I always love your stuff. xReplyDelete
This looks stunning, such beautiful colours, One for him to treasure xReplyDelete
Wow, this is fantastic. I am sure it will be treasured for years to come. I have a similar advent calender, but I haven't yet got round to decorating it - it seems a hugh task every time I think about. I might start now, I then may have it finished for next year, lol xReplyDelete
Phew! What a labour of love! This looks superb! I would have been so excited to have had an advent calender like this as a child! It looks beautiful and it will be treasured for years to come, I have no doubt. xxxReplyDelete
Loads of work there Lucy ! The finished piece looks fab and I am sure it will be used for years !ReplyDelete
What an amazing project and fabulous advent gift to receive.ReplyDelete
Sorry I haven't been around in ages but life took over particularly with workshops which have been far more time consuming than I thought they would be, but lesson learned lol.
Hope all is well with you.
hugs Brenda xxx
It's gorgeous, he 'll love it! xReplyDelete
it's fabulous, Lucy!ReplyDelete
Oh what a perfect use for the bauble stamp - and brilliant weathering... Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
What an absolute treasured possession this is going to be! It's wonderful Lucy and I'm sure will be loved for many years.ReplyDelete