22 November 2009

My special advent calendar.

I brought a few weeks ago online from http://www.123scrapbook.com.au/ a Kaisercraft Advent Calendar.
I thought it was a GREAT idea as Zoe cannot have the cardboard ones with choc in them.
So i purchased also the whole Belle collection of papers etc that Kaisercraft had just brought out in their Q2 collection and got to work.
I put the whole thing together and then painted it with a Burgundy paint from Jo Sonja,then covered sections with the bell paper and painted over this with rock candy distress paint to give the crackled look. then i rubbed in some distress ink in walnut stain to give the "old" look.
Then varnished the whole lot to protect it.
I made the little drawers ,covered them and painted the insides of each,and again varnished them.
I cut out parts of the paper cut and paste to give dimension(though you cant really see it in the pic.) glittered the numbers and covered with glossy accents. and finished off with a glitter title.
I also made a Xmas sign that i won 2 years ago and never got around to cover so again covered with Kaisercraft papers distressed with sandpaper inked and added a few embellishments.
They look great on my bookcase!

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