Thursday, December 4, 2014

Countdown to Christmas

In a flurry of a hurry? This month the Dream Team is all about the Quick and Cute...whether that be cards, gifts, wrapping, or tags...we have sleigh-loads of ideas! Play along by posting your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice, and a possible bonus stencil for using Dreamweaver products in your Quick and Cute project! Here's what fun I've been up to this week and I have the pictures to prove it!

 I started out with a plain wooden plaque I've had sitting around for awhile.

 Using DecoArt® Gesso, I covered the entire front of the plaque.

 Once the gesso dried I added two coats of Americana® Navy Blue acrylic paint and two coats of Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ in Cottonball making sure to leave a little texture in the white.

 Next, I added a small paper mask to keep that area clear of paste and then I pasted my stencil, LG645 Snowman, and additional snowflakes around the snowman with white paste.  Once pasted, I removed the mask and set it aside to dry.  After it dried, I applied a coat of Americana® Clear Chalkboard Coating™ and set it aside to dry one more time.

Once it was dry, using a piece of chalk, I wrote the number 21 and some other "snowflakes" for my countdown to Christmas day!  A fun and easy project, just be sure you have drying time between layers!

I'd love to receive a comment from you before you head on to the rest of the "A" team:
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my project for today.  I hope it has given you a little inspiration for an easy gift you can make for teachers, neighbors, friends or for yourself!  Have a wonderful day!



  1. That's really lovely. The white really pops against the blue. Hugz

  2. Lea...this is really a wonderful creation...a totally different type of advent calendar! Thanks for all the beauty you add to the team!

  3. What a nice idea for a countdown calander.

  4. Amazing! Once finished with the calendar you can use it for other Christmas/Winter items like Buffet tags too! Very clever! Thank you for sharing! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  5. This is such a cute and creative idea Lea! Your embossing looks amazing and it's such a great holiday decoration for around the house.

  6. awesome job, perfect for decorate my home ;)


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