One of my favorite projects I've created this season is my Vignette Tray using the new Cathedral Windows from Stamper Anonymous. I have had so many questions about this project that I thought I better post a tutorial to show how I made it. Enjoy!
This is what the windows look like right out of the package. I used two large windows to construct the background in todays project.
Cathedral Windows come in a package that contains two large windows (4" x 6 1/2"), and four small windows (2 5/8" x 4 1/4").
I painted the window with Opaque Crackle Texture Paste. The Texture Paster dries very fast so you have to work fast! It takes a bit of patience to get the brush in and out of the small areas at the top. No matter, it will be fine in the end.
Next up is the Woodland Tree! What you can't see here is that I gave the tree a bit of a haircut on the back side so it would sit on the shelf better. Test your tree placement before you move onto the next step. Once it was the right size, I sprayed the tree with Bundled Sage Distress Spray Stain and dried it with the Heat It Tool.
To color the Baubles, I placed a variety of sizes into a small plastic bag. I dripped Crimson Alcohol Ink into the bag and rolled the Baubles around. Once I could see they were all coated in ink, I dumped them out into a disposable plastic tray and threw away the plastic bag. I added Mushroom Alcohol Ink to a Blending Tool with a felt pad, then pounced over the red Baubles to age.
Use a hot glue to add the Baubles to the tree. I like to add the glue into the tree and then push the Bauble into the glue/branches.
Thank you for taking the time to read my tutorial. This has been a favorite project when people see it displayed in my classes so I hope you like it too! I love the Cathedral Windows - such a beautiful addition to the Etcetera line of tags and trims!
Now carry on,