290 Days till Christmas

9th March, 2012

Altered Snowflake Decoration
290 days (yes I’m counting)! I wanted to share an altered project that I made for a swap in the Tim Holtz Addicts group.

Altered Snowflake Decoration
I started with this naked snowflake that I picked up in the January sales.

Altered Snowflake Decoration
I covered the snowflake with Gesso and put face down on to a dictionary page, smoothed out the wrinkles and left to dry and harden. I used distress stains and inks to give an aged effect and gold adirondack paint on the edge of an old credit card to create gold streaks, (a technique from Kate Crane’s Art Journaling DVDs).

Altered Snowflake Decoration
I used sandpaper, distress inks and stains to age the edges and attached a chain and some other idea-ology pieces to decorate.

Altered Snowflake Decoration
‘The word ‘snow’ is grungeboard covered with distress ink and distress stickles. I made the snowflake embellishment by cutting grungepaper with a Tim Holtz movers and shapers snowflake die, covering with distress ink and pearl adirondack paint. I made a snowflake wax seal, trimmed and attached to the center of the grungepaper with glossy accents and added a small pearl accent to finish it off.


  1. Dee says:

    What a wonderfull project! I absolutly love it!

  2. Angela says:

    This is great! I always say I am going to do seasonal crafts ahead of time, but then never do. Your partner will be pleased!

  3. Melody says:

    Wow Zoe this is great !! Love it ! Miss everyone !

  4. Winnie says:

    What a fun ornament. I really love looking at all the items you used on it..Fun arrangement too.

  5. Oh, Wow… That is Gorgeous! I like all the different textures on it. Beautiul Job!

  6. Crescendo says:

    So lovely. I love all the textures and colors and goodness.

  7. lishmo says:

    Well that’s just awesome. The colors are great. 🙂

  8. lishmo says:

    Oh, and that reminds me, if you are doing Christmas crafts, then it must be nearly Halloween! I better start working on some October projects.

  9. Darcilena Deanne says:

    Looks amazing girl!! I too have to try the foil technique on something real soon!! 😉

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