This Caroling Scene DIY Will Have You Singing With Joy- Its THAT Good!

When we moved into our quaint New England town, I did not expect to meet Christmas carolers on the street during the Holidays! I was so wonderfully surprised. If you grew up in a friendly small town, this may not feel like a big deal to you but I have spent the most part of my life in big cities where life is fast and busy. And as life inspires art, I wanted to create a Holiday decor canvas celebrating the carolers using Tim Holtz's Christmas collection.

Other Materials Used:

8x10 inches canvas, chipboard, Gelatos, paints, adhesive, paint brush, pencil, stamp, ink, trimmer, scissors

Start by die-cutting the Victorian Carolers and Lamp Post out of chipboard. Because these are steel rule dies, you can cut a lot of thicker materials, including chipboard, very easily.

Create the following Sizzix sandwich - on a Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, lay the Sizzix Bigz Die - Victorian Carolers blade side up. Place the chipboard sheet on top and cover with the other Standard Cutting Pad. Pass the whole sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine.

I die-cut one gentleman and three ladies. You could cut however many you wish to use in your project.

Repeat the exact same steps to die-cut the Lamp Post.

To die-cut a few words of the Christmas carols, I used the Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Storybook. Use the same Sizzix Sandwich as above but because you are using the Bigz XL die, replace the Standard Cutting Pads with Extended Cutting Pads. Die-cut the alphabets out of chipboard to spell 'Silent night, Holy night.'

Turn an 8 x10 inches canvas over to work from the back. Trim chipboard to cover the staples on the back of the canvas and to make it look like a shadowbox frame.

Attach the carol lyrics with adhesive.

Paint the Carolers and Lamp Post pieces as shown.

Add details to the pieces with Gelatos colors.

Color the Carolers with Gelatos colors. Stamp some music notes on the clothing.

Splatter some Gelatos diluted with water on the canvas to look like snowflakes. When dry, attach the die-cut colored elements to finish the Holiday evening scene.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and try out these pretty dies to make your own Holiday scenes!


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3 thoughts on “This Caroling Scene DIY Will Have You Singing With Joy- Its THAT Good!”

  • Roxanne

    Ahhhh....Just wonderful creation! I grew up and spent 40 years in a New England town! Caroling was a constant activity each December! :) We now live in Sunny Florida.... thanks for the joyful reminder of days gone by. Merry Christmas!

  • Ann Marie Ruda
    Ann Marie Ruda Dec 07, 2017 at 07:10 am

    Stunning!!!! I just love this. It is funny because I was just in a store yesterday and I was looking at the Caroling die and I was going to purchase it. Now I wish I did. I might go back and get it today. Just love your beautiful work you did. The colors are perfect!

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