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Friday, November 23, 2012

Advent Calendar (Helmar)

Well, it is really beginning to look like Christmas! Next weekend I will officially be starting to fill the boxes in my new advent calendar. I altered the Dusty Attic chipboard advent calendar with a lot of various distress inks and metallic stains to give it an antiqued look.

My trusted Helmar's 450 quick dry came to the rescue to hold all of the the boxes together and the Premium craft glue was very helpul too with the paper "layout" insert and embellishments. The papers are Fabscraps' gorgeous new Christmas line.


Here is another view. I used Helmar's decoupage paste to adhere the paper to the front of the boxes and sanded the edges before assembling them. I wanted to reveal all the grooves for a rustic feel - instead of simply covering the entire square surface with paper.


A close-up of the left - it really shimmers in real light. I used a mix of Dusty Attic and Fabscraps chipboard pieces on here.



A close-up of the right - I just love how perfectly the Fabscraps lamp post fits!


All together this was about a 10-hour project to complete (but worth it!). I even taught an 8-hour workshop for Paper and Lace on this project (mind you the frames were pre-built and the box numbers had to be adhered after the class). Thanks again to all the wonderful ladies who attended (and some even drove from far away in the snow!).

11 comments:

Keren Tamir said...

Wow Vicky this is gorgeous.

KellyCreates said...

Soooo lovely! Beautiful work, Vicky!

LillBlomman said...

Vicky this is so pretty! Love the colors and the Rhinedeer and Santa scene! Hugs!

lamanuelle said...

Il est à tomber ce calendrier! Bravo! Bises. Nadine

Shona said...

you just rocked this Vicky!

Karen Shady said...

this is wonderful Vicky :) I love papers you chose... your class sounds like a huge success... thanks for your kind words you left on my blog at the loss of our little Molly xxxx

Karen Shady said...

Oh, and I am so sorry to hear about your fur baby too.... its a devastating loss no matter how old or young they are... hugs xx

Di Garling said...

Fantastic project Vicky. Just beautiful. Di xo

scrapbookertink said...

WOW this is amazing x

T Young said...

Your advent calendar looks fantastic!

Adrienne said...

Oh how lovely and FESTIVE this is Vicky! I am in love! So vintage and beautiful!