Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Santa's Hamper

Christmas Trug by Trudie Howard

You will need the following;

1x MDF Trug
Red & Treasure Gold Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish
1x Sheet watercolour card
1x sheet black foundation card
Ranger Perfect Medium
Cosmic Shimmer Clear embossing powder
Hessian fabric
Cosmic Shimmer glue

Firstly cover all of the Trug in red guilding polish inside and out. Then assemble and leave to dry.
I prefer NOT to prime the MDF with gesso when using a guilding polish.


Cut 4x 4cm wide strips from the black foundation card. This will make the belt.

Cover half the watercolour paper in the treasure gold guilding polish. This will make the belt buckle.

Cut 2x 7cm x 7cm squares from the gold card.

To make the buckle, start on the reverse side by making a border all the way round 1.5cm from the edge. In landscape, mark the centre and make two parallel lines 0.5cm either side of the centre. You will now have to cut out the two rectangles to create the buckle shape.

Triple emboss using the perfect medium & clear embossing powder.

Thread onto the black strips.

Stick belt to the Trug with the buckle on the long sides and trim card to fit. Each side needs to be done separately due to the angled sides of the Trug.

Line Trug with hessian to a desired size and stick in place.


Fill with sweets or nuts!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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