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Believe – Adri Du Preez

Hello everyone!

I am sharing my November design team project with you. I am definitely now getting into the Christmas crafting mood and I challenged myself with this OTP project and loved it. My project is filled with so many elements, die cuts, flowers and of course stunning Dusty Attic chippies.

 I used the Christmas Stories collection by Mintay and a wooden embroidery hoop.  I altered the hoop with white gesso, white crackle texture paste and Art Alchemy Wax in Brushed Iron and Vintage Gold.



There is absolutely no question, Christmas is my favourite time of the year. Something magical happens.  It is not just something in the air, it is something in our hearts.  We celebrate Christmas time by surrounding ourselves with our loved ones.  But above all, we celebrate the miraculous birth of Jesus that changed the world forever. 

Here is my project.


I embossed the title with white embossing powder. 



 I painted these stunning Christmas Ornaments with Americana acrylic paint in True Red and Mint Julep Green and dabbed with gold acrylic paint. 



I just adore these bells.  I wanted a rust look on them.  I painted them with Americana acrylic paint in Traditional Burn Umber and randomly dabbed with True Ochre, Georgia Clay and Sea Breeze. I then added some finishing touches with Art Alchemy Wax in Vintage Gold.



The stars were all painted with Americana acrylic paint in Mint Julep Green, Sea Breeze and True Red.  Once dry I covered them with glossy accents and sprinkled with Stickles Fine Glitter in Eucalyptus, Christmas Red and Platinum.



How super cute are the little houses. I dabbed coarse gesso on the cuties.  Once dried I painted them with Americana acrylic paint in White Wash and Sea Breeze and rubbed with Art Alchemy Wax in Vintage Gold. 



some more close ups.









When everything was glued down I added gold micro beads and splatters with white gesso.

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I used.



DA1164 – mini Jingle Bells  



Thank you for visiting my blog.  Please visit the Dusty Attic online store to view all the amazing Christmas designs.



Happy crafting!





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