Creative Embellishments has Christmas, holiday and winter designs to help get your imagination and creativity flowing for the holiday season.

Jennifer Snyder here to share a piece of home decor I made featuring one of CE’s newest designs, the Creative Embellishments -Classic Pickup Truck, and accented with some classic chipboard designs,  Creative Embellishments – Pine Trees set  and Creative Embellishments – Berries .

Here are the chipboard pieces I used:

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Chipborad Berries
The table top piece started with a simple wooden frame grabbed from the clearance section at a craft store. It was cheap and it had a nice wood frame.  BAM, in my cart it went.
I bought a small piece of buffalo plaid fabric and cut to fit.

The frame is pretty deep so I wired two grapevine wreaths together and secured them to the frame using eye hooks screwed inside the wood frame.  I am a big fan of securing home decor with  wire when necessary and I never use hot glue.  Hot glue is not durable.

Painting the truck 
Here is a closeup of the Creative Embellishments -Classic Pickup Truck in progress.
The chipboard piece has a lot of details that I believe are necessary to preserve so a paint brush and  heavy coat of paint isn’t probably the best treatment.

I make a paint wash by adding a bit of water to acrylic, dipping a sponge in the wash, and paining with a swiping motion over the surface of the chipboard.  The swiping motion  leaves a consistent, thin layer of paint on the chipboard while preserving the fine details.

After the paint is dry, I added shading using black distress ink and a soft blending brush.

The classic chipboard designs,  Creative Embellishments – Pine Trees set  and Creative Embellishments – Berries  were painted and accented with glossy accents or snow paste.






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