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:
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.