Thursday, November 8, 2018

Happy Fall Wreath

Hi everyone!  Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving, and Christmas isn't far behind.  You'd better get busy on your holiday decorations, and here is one that should be quick and easy to make, and look great, too!

I am using the largest of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Wreath Rings as my base, along with the Page Frame Flourished and the Chickenwire Large.  That should be a really good start.  Separate the largest wreath from the two smaller ones.

Adhere wreath ring to the back of 12x12 printed scrapbook paper.

Trim excess paper from outer and inner edges of ring.  Save inner circle piece to use later.

Turn ring over, back side up, and glue chickenwire to back of ring.  The color of the bare chipboard is perfect for Fall, so I didn't change it in any way.  Set aside to dry.

With a stiff bristle brush, like a stencil brush, apply Vintage Gold Metallique wax over the page frame flourished.  If you don't have this wax, you can certainly use a metallic gold acrylic paint instead.

This step is optional, but I guess I was in a super blingy mood.  Apply Cosmic Shimmer glue to a makeup sponge and dab the glue randomly over the page frame flourished.  (TIP:  If you don't have this glue, you can use Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue or any glue that dries tacky).  Then apply the gilding flakes to the glued areas.  Be sure to turn all fans off as this stuff flies around very easily.

Use a clean, stiff stencil brush to remove excess gilding flakes.  Use the brush to pick up the flake "crumbs" and move them into exposed glue spots.  I did not try to cover the entire frame with the gilding flakes.

Your piece should look something like this.

Glue the page frame to the wreath ring.  Set aside to dry.

Wrap Fall multi-colored trim around wreath ring and glue ends to the back.

Ink the words "Happy" and "Fall" from the Fall Word Set with Versamark  ink and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.  I embossed the words twice to get smooth coverage.

Grab two small tags, add adhesive and glue them to back of the same print paper.  I used the circle portion that was left from covering the wreath ring in the step above.


Trim excess paper from around the tags and edge with the Vintage Gold Metallique wax.  Adhere the words "Happy" and "Fall" to each tag, as shown.

I misted my small sunflowers with Tattered Angels Golden Terracotta glimmer mist to give them a more orange tint that would match my large sunflower.  Set flowers aside to dry.

Add sunflowers, word tags, leaves, and vines to finish off the wreath.

Supplies Used:
GSL Wreath Rings
GSL Page Frame Flourished
GSL Chickenwire Large
GSL Fall Word Set
GSL Small Tag Set
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes
Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue (or Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue)
Art Alchemy Vintage Gold Metallique Wax (Prima/Finnabair)
Fall multi-color trim, flowers, leaves, vines (Hobby Lobby, Michaels)
Stencil brushes
Golden Terracotta Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
Versamark Ink Pad
Gold Detail embossing powder
Heat tool

I hope you enjoyed today's project and will consider making one, or two, or three, of these truly fun, fast, and easy home decor wreaths.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful time making things for the holidays.


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