How to Make Mixed Media Christmas Decor

Yummy texture and brilliant colors make up this Christmas home decor piece for your mantel or table top.

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How to Make Mixed Media Christmas Decor
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Apply random ripped Christmas Carol sheet music to your canvas using 3D Gloss Gel or adhesive of choice.

Apply random ripped Christmas Carol sheet music to your canvas using 3D Gloss Gel or adhesive of choice.

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To add texture to your chipboard apply stone effects in Sandstone. Allow to dry

To add texture to your chipboard apply stone effects in Sandstone. Allow to dry

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This is how it should look before it is dry, Apply with sponge or dab it on for a wonderful texture effect.

This is how it should look before it is dry, Apply with sponge or dab it on for a wonderful texture effect.

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Using archival ink and your favorite background stamp, apply this to your canvas here and there.

Using archival ink and your favorite background stamp, apply this to your canvas here and there.

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Apply embossing glue and add UTEE and heat set, apply 3 coats for a nice thick gloss to canvas.

Apply embossing glue and add UTEE and heat set, apply 3 coats for a nice thick gloss to canvas.

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This is the beautiful texture you get once dried.

This is the beautiful texture you get once dried.

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Add mud texture paste and I mixed some white craft sand with it and gobbed it on. I had also stamped by chipboard pieces, but this wasn't  necessary because the next step covered up the image.

Add mud texture paste and I mixed some white craft sand with it and gobbed it on. I had also stamped by chipboard pieces, but this wasn't necessary because the next step covered up the image.

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Using metal effect gold over the top of the chipboard pieces. Allow to dry.

Using metal effect gold over the top of the chipboard pieces. Allow to dry.

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Apply thick coat of crackle varnish to entire chipboard piece and allow to dry naturally. The heat gun sometimes bubbles this if used and I really didn't want that effect on this piece.

Apply thick coat of crackle varnish to entire chipboard piece and allow to dry naturally. The heat gun sometimes bubbles this if used and I really didn't want that effect on this piece.

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Splatter Metal Effects Gold on your canvas for a pretty glimmer.

Splatter Metal Effects Gold on your canvas for a pretty glimmer.

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Once your chipboard is dry with the crackle, apply a nice coat of Kona Velvet paint let set for a moment and then wipe away and it provides a beautiful antique look into the cracks from the varnish.

Once your chipboard is dry with the crackle, apply a nice coat of Kona Velvet paint let set for a moment and then wipe away and it provides a beautiful antique look into the cracks from the varnish.

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Lastly, start adhearing your chipboard piece and Christmas foliage to your canvas.

Lastly, start adhearing your chipboard piece and Christmas foliage to your canvas.

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Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, wishing you a Christmas filled with joy and happiness.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, wishing you a Christmas filled with joy and happiness.

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