Sunday, November 30, 2014

Santa's Sleigh - Flying Unicorn December KOM

The December Your Passion, Your Art main kit from Flying Unicorn comes with an adorable wooden sleigh for you to alter to your tastes. For me, I wanted to go for something rusty, grungy and glorious!

Here is the finished project:

Lots going on here - I just kept building up layers until I was in love with it. I started by running foil tape through a snowflake embossing folder, then adhered that to the sleigh. You don't have to worry about your embossed images not lining up on the seams - you truly will not be able to notice at the end. I then painted over the foil tape with Gloss Gel mixed with Pearl Ex, and once that was dry, misted liberally with a dark grey mist to accentuate the contours of the embossed snowflakes. I again let it air dry (to prevent bubbling) before going back in and adding Izink in red and brown.

While the body of the sled was drying, I worked on the skids, painting them with Inka Gold, adding some grungy stamping with black ink and some metallic stickers and Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings.

I added faux tacks to the sides of the sleigh with a pearl pen, and finished it off with resin swirls from the kits sprayed with black and gold mists and some G45 drawer pulls flipped upside down dabbed with gesso.

Be sure to grab your kit quick - there are only a few left! And remember to check out our preorders every month, where you can preorder your kit and add-ons and be guaranteed to get one (often delivered on or before the release day within the US).

Supplies Used:

From the Kit of the Month and Add-Ons:

- Wooden sleigh
- Prima Shabby Chic Swirls (I picked up an extra pack to have matching swirls on both sides)

From My Stash:

- Foil tape from the hardware store
- Tim Holtz Texture Fade: Snow Flurries and Snowman
- 13 Arts Gel Medium
- Peal Ex: Mink (from a previous Flying Unicorn kit)
- Mister Huey mist: Clay (from a previous Flying Unicorn kit)
- Izink: Tomato, Ambre
- Viva Inka Gold: Graphite
- Tim Holtz Industrious Stickers: Metallic (from a previous Flying Unicorn kit)
- Prima Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings
- Kaisercraft Stamp: Edges (from a previous Flying Unicorn kit)
- Prima Chalk Edger: Black Coal (from a previous Flying Unicorn kit)
- Graphic 45 Staples: Antique Metal Door Pulls
- Viva Pearl Pen: Gold (from a previous Flying Unicorn kit)
- 13 Arts Gesso

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