How to Winter Reliquary Arch With Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

by Kathy Clement

Use the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Reliquary Arch to create home decor that you can display all winter long. This mixed media project uses gesso, paints, embossing powders & Glass Bead Glitter Gel.


  • Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts (GSL) Reliquary Arch
  • GSL Snowflake Shape Set
  • GSL Winter Shape Set
  • Kaisercraft Frosted Paper Collection
  • White Gesso
  • Iced Spruce Distress Paint
  • Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel
  • WOW! Clear Gloss High Impact Embossing Powder
  • Iced Spruce Distress INK
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist (tattered Angels)
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Embossing Powder
  • Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder
  • Weathered Wood Distress Embossing Powder
  • Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Mini Plaquettes
  • Bo Bunny Charm (retired)
  • Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Bauble
  • Small Pine cones
  • sequins, beaded flowers picks
  • Skeleton leaves, white feathers
  • Maya Road Star Stick Pin
  • burlap string
  • Hot glue gun, binder clips, adhesive
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather chipboard pieces. You will need the tree from the Winter Shape Set, several snowflakes from the Snowflake Shape Set and the Arch Reliquary from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. Cover your work surface.

    Step 2

    Add a coat of white gesso to all the chipboard pieces. Paint only the edges of the back of the reliquary frame. Be sure to paint the sides.

    Step 3

    Trace the back of the arch frame onto Kaisercraft Frosted paper. I used the trees photo paper. Cut out with scissors.

    Step 4

    Use a blending tool to add Iced Spruce Distress Ink to the edges of the cut out paper. Glue to the back of the frame. Burnish with a bone folder to get rid of any air bubbles. Set aside.

    Step 5

    Add Iced Spruce Distress Ink to the top portion of the Reliquary Arch Frame.

    Step 6

    Lightly mist the paper with Dazzling Diamonds Mist. Spray a heavy coat of the mist on the top of the frame. Dry with a heat tool. Spray the tree and the chipboard snowflakes at the same time.

    Step 7

    Paint the tree trunk with Iced Spruce Distress paint. While paint is still wet, sprinkle with embossing powders. Heat emboss.

    Step 8

    Glue the top and bottom of the frame together. Hold in place while the glue dries. Then proceed to build your winter scene. Start by gluing the tree to the base of the arch.

    Step 9

    Once the tree is glued in place on the outside edge of the frame, add Glass Bead Glitter gel to bottom of arch to resemble snow. Add to the top edges of the tree branches as well. Let dry.

    Step 10

    While the tree is drying in place, insert stick pin into the back of the frame. Glue white feathers and skeleton leaves in place. Add screw brads to the mini plaquette and glue in place.

    Step 11

    Cluster small pine cones and berry picks in the left hand corner of the frame. Glue prepared snowflakes behind the pine cones. Tie a loop bow from ivory burlap string and blue in place.

    Step 12

    Paint edges of Bo Bunny Charm with white gesso. Glue to the center of the Kaisercraft Sticker from the collection. Use foam spacers on the back side and glue in place on right hand side of frame.

    Step 13

    Glue snowflakes and sequins in place.

    Step 14

    Now your Silent Night Reliquary Arch is ready to display in your home. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thanks for joining me here today. I'd love to hear from you in the comment section below.