We're getting ready to deck the halls here at Folk It! HQ and we've simply used the designs that are in the Folk It! Series No 1. collection
Rather than pull the old Christmas tree and decorations out of the loft this year we decided to buy a new tree and hand paint our own ornaments. We love the simplicity of the Scandinavian Folk Art style, you will find many styles are painted in reds and whites and we took our inspiration from there.
We began with some blank MDF hearts, plain glass baubles and some festive ribbon. We base coated the hearts with DecoArt Americana Warm White and Tomato Red, some hearts were painted with a solid finish and some with the distressed finish.
These glass baubles were decorated using DecoArt Americana Warm White. When painting onto glass and other non-absorbent materials always use some paint adhesion medium and mix it with your paints as this will 'fix' the paint to the surface. Then using random comma strokes we painted onto the glass and whilst the paint was still wet we sprinkled on some Glamour Dust to give them that extra Christmas magic and sparkle.
The MDF hearts were decorated using the designs that are all in the Folk It! Series No.1 kits.
You can see how versitle all these designs are and how different they look just by simply changing the colours! We added some wording to a few hearts, make sure you use a permanent marker pen when doing so and add some black dots with the dotting tool to neaten up your writing.
All that was left to do was to tie the festive ribbons onto them and hang them on the tree, we just hope Santa leaves us some lovely presents under there!
We hope you find some time to paint even just one decoration for your tree this year, or as a gift for someone else's. So rather than sitting down to watch a bit of TV, get your paints out find a relaxing quiet spot, pour a glass of wine and before you know it you will have done it!
Please add your comments and any questions to this blog post, we'd love to hear from you!
Festive Folky Christmas Wishes to all x (a bit early we know but us crafters have to have a head start!)
As always, Happy Painting x