Good afternoon, and how is everyone today. Today, after a raid of the craft samples, I decided to have a experiment with MDF again, but this time I have picked the snowflakes. I really like these, they make wonderful gifts, decorations or gift tags. And MDF will allow you to use any type of paint, ink, paper – it allows for experimentation.
If you would like to get hold of the MDF kits I am using, just follow this link:
I began with covering my MDF with Gesso. I sponged it on, making sure I actually got bubbles in the work. When I heat set it, it gave me some lovely texture:
You may require a few layers of gesso to get a full coverage. I then applied a little of the Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink. I sponged a little onto the edges of the snowflake. I literally “bounced” the sponge onto the MDF, so I achieved a feathered finish at the edges. Blast it with the heat gun, then bounce some of the gesso over the top of the blue, this makes the ink blend in beautifully:
Looks pretty already. Now, we want to make that texture pop, so take a gilding wax, and just apply a little over the top of your snowflake. Do not work this into the gesso – you want it to just hit the top of the gesso, so it really emphasises the detail:
You can really see the sheen, but it is actually quite subtle. I would recommend the Pearl Moon, which you can get here:
I used the Cosmic Shimmer PVA on the edges of the flake, apply “blobs” of glue, and then sprinkle mica flakes, I then applied some of the Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow – I made sure I worked this in so it sticks to any of the patches of glue which I missed with the mica flake. I love the Diamond Snow, as it’s really subtle. Want some? Follow the link:
The snow looks fluffy doesn’t it!
I used the delicate word stamps from Stamp Addicts, and the ink from the colour blends. For the stamps, just check this link:
To finish my snowflake, I just covered it with glossy accents. Allow it to dry flat, before doing the second side:
Alternatively, add some gems – the choice is yours:
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