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Christmas Tree Holiday Decor


Hello there everyone; Jennifer here from Caffeinated Papercuts with a fun watercolor project for you! Since our challenge theme this month is Watercolors, I just couldn’t resist pulling out the big, beautiful Hero Arts Circle Christmas Tree Stencil to make some wall art.

JL-Watercolor Tree

To create it, I started with a piece of the Tim Holtz Watercolor paper and used my stencil as a template to rub on some Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with the Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder. I let it cool a little, then rubbed on three different green Distress Inks; Forest Moss, Crushed Olive, and Peeled Paint. After I had the tree covered with ink, I spritzed the bejeebers out of it with Perfect Pearls and let the colors all run together. I’ll warn you, though; they looked kind of icky for a bit, but when they dried…oh my!

The trick is that the heat embossing resists the ink, so you still see your tree and can add some luscious color. I could have also used water instead of Perfect Pearls, but it really adds some shine when you do!

To finish it off I cut a piece of black chipboard slightly bigger than the watercolor paper, added some holes for my ribbon, and glued everything together. All done! A pretty, shimmery holiday decoration in just a few hours.

I hope I’ve inspired you to grab your stencils and join us for our Watercolor Challenge. See you soon, and Happy Crafting!


Author: Jennifer - Caffeinated Papercuts

Coffee drinker, scrapbooker, paper lover, stamper, mom, cat servant, and gamer.

4 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Holiday Decor

  1. beautiful and shiny! Love it–thanks for the tutorial on how to make it, I wouldn’t have figured it out on my own! 🙂

  2. Just gorgeous! Love all the texture!

  3. Love all the shimmer and shine! Beautiful!

  4. What a great card Jennifer…love all the wonderful sparkle and shine! Pretty…..!!

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