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.
- Sizzix Bigz Die - Victorian Carolers
- Sizzix Bigz Die - Lamp Post
- Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Storybook
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)
- Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair (Purple w/Silver Glitter)
- Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pad, Extended
Other Materials Used:
8x10 inches canvas, chipboard, Gelatos, paints, adhesive, paint brush, pencil, stamp, ink, trimmer, scissors
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.
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!