For the festive season, I love creating little projects that can be displayed on a tree, around the home and simply enhancing the festive atmosphere – but still have loads of interest. Today I am sharing this cute little star that I made measuring 14cm in diameter perfect as a Christmas tree element or gift topper.
Trace a star onto patterned paper and cut out.
Foil some leaves using the GoPress and Foil machine using gold foil. I created three embossed twigs to cut up and use on my star.
Cut out the twigs and then trim them as necessary into smaller pieces to layer.
Adhere the patterned paper star onto a piece of cardboard for dimension and cut out. Use a sewing machine to add stitching detail around the edge. Adhere the gold foiled twigs onto the star base using Gel Medium. Add a small amount of Gel onto the star using a palette knife and then adhere the foiled twigs. Repeat until happy with the look. Leave to dry.
Smear Gel Medium onto the star and adhere flowers and a punched circle. Add Gel Medium to the rest of the star and sprinkle with Crystal Rain Drops, pearls and other elements. The Gel Medium adheres these elements with a really good bond making them permanent.
Adhere the flowers using Gel Medium. Add a small amount of Gel Medium to the back of the flowers using a palette knife and place in position. Leave them to dry.
Add black, white and gold paint splats to the finished star for a fun effect – this breaks the starkness of the paper and elements adding a nice finishing touch.