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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Secret Santa!

Hello my crafting friends, so sorry for the long absence again, seems to becoming a bit of a habit lol!

I hope this finds you all safe and well and maybe prepared for Christmas, I am nearly there, present wise at least, still have the food side to sort out but hey shops only close on Christmas day so why worry?!!!

I thought I had posted this project but looking back I see I haven't so here it is!!! It was my Secret Santa present to a work colleague.

I started with two wooden frames and pasted through a stencil with modelling paste and left to dry overnight. I then painted the frames Black and left to dry.

Once dry I lay the stencil over the design again and rubbed Gold Gilding Wax over the pasted design to highlight it then rubbed a little more over the edges of each frame and left to dry.

I then set about making the box to fit, I was hoping to fit them both in one box but  with the size of the frames the card was not wide enough to have a deep box, it only just made being wide enough for one box per frame!

I chose my A3 size card, measured it against the frames to make sure I got the right size and cut off the little bit of excess. I then got my score board and made the box to fit.

To add that bit of luxury I placed a sheet of tissue paper inside each box to wrap the frames in, I placed the two boxes together and tied them up with a big White bow. Using the excess card I had cut off earlier I made a gift tag to match.
There you have the finished gift and it was well received, she loved them.

Items Used:

Wooden Frames-any size
Sheena Douglass Stencil Ornate Swirls
Acrylic Paint Black 
Gilding Wax Gold
Blue Tissue Paper
Crafters Companion A3 Double Sided Centura Pearl Christmas Card 
Crafters Companion Score Board
White Organza Ribbon

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. I,m sure she loved it, looks fab, xxx

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous transformation Jacquie!! I love the added gold to the raised pattern, so stunning and elegant. She will just love this treasure! hugs :)

  3. The frames look fabulous I've just got the "hang" of making boxes and am loving doing them

  4. Your gilded frames are gorgeous Jacquie. Love the black and gold ... so elegant. Love gift for your co-worker. xx

  5. Hi Jacquie
    I did think your secret Santa was a glass mat and a jiffy bag at first lol (look, its late!)
    What a Wow gift. They look incredible. You could sell them as they look fab.
    Merry Christmas.
    Ang x


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