Monday, October 31, 2022

Merry and Bright Panel

Hello friends,

Saturday was a very exciting day due to the release of the new Distress color, Lumberjack Plaid.  I have been waiting for this color red for so very long...probably since I started working with Tim over 10 years ago!  It is a rich cherry red or as I would call it, "a good red"!

The project I'm sharing today is my Framed Panel. It was easy to create using lots of layering pieces from idea-ology and featuring the Layers Botanical that is so good as the centerpiece of the panel.

Start by painting a Framed Panel with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Paint.  Once that is dry, add a bit of gold Mixative to the raised dots around the edges.
Add Christmas paper from the Backdrops (I love this print), then glue the Frame to the base.
The #8 Mixed Media tag in the background was stamped in Distress Ink using the Christmas background stamp, "Christmas" from the Sparkles and Christmas set (CMS324).  I inked the tag, misted with water, then stamped for a watercolor look.  Every time you stamp it's different, so I stamped multiple tags, then picked the one I liked the best.  The rest I can use on other projects or gifts.
Add the tag to the back of the Framed Panel, then start layering the pine and poinsettias from the Layers, Botanical pack. I used 3D foam squares to create multiple heights as the layers went on.
The centerpiece is the grouping of poinsettias. This is really one large piece that has two poinsettias and one singe poinsettia that is layered over the top with foam.
You can see the layering a little better here.
I went back and added the leaves and white berries underneath the poinsettias (collage medium), so there is really three layers over the tag.
The 25 stamp (a favorite) is from the new Stampers Anonymous "Department Store" stamp set.
Merry and Bright is a Label Sticker added to a candy striped chipboard piece from the Christmas Baseboard pack.  The stars also come from that same pack - all I did was add a thick layer of Rock Candy Glitter.
I added 1/4" ribbon that I sprayed with Lumberjack Plaid, along with idea-ology Tiny Bells with added Rock Candy Glitter for a wintery look.
The Candy Canes were also given a Rock Candy Makeover and glued into the arrangement with Collage Medium (you could also use hot glue).
The last thing was to use a paint brush to add random patches of Collage Medium over the pine and poinsettias, then sprinkle more Rock Candy Glitter for added shine.  Once dry, the glue becomes transparent and just the wintery sparkle remains.
I think this is an easy make that anyone could create! (also very easy to store away for the season). Lumberjack Plaid is just the perfect Christmas color!

If you missed the LIVE on Saturday and would like to see all the makes, please go to TIMS BLOG and click on the YouTube link in the post.
now carry on,


  1. Your Christmas makes are always so gorgeous, Paula and this one is no exception!

  2. It really is a beautiful red... I thought I wasn't going to need it, but I think I do after all!! Fabulous panel, full of festive cheer and delight.
    Alison x

  3. it is indeed a "good red". Love it!