Sunday, 20 December 2015

MDF Advent Calendar - That Craft Place

Good morning!  It is time for a new challenge over at the
That Craft Place challenge blog

This fortnight the theme is

MIXED MEDIA ANYTHING GOES

I decided to showcase the fabulous MDF Advent Calendar which comes with the drawers and all the numbers! 

I was late in getting mine all finished, but have no fear because it's going to get plenty of use throughout the next year as desk storage for my charms, buttons and similar!!! The top "25" plaque is completely removable too, making it so versatile!
   
   


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I used the following materials:
  
THAT CRAFT PLACE MDF / GREYBOARD
MDF Advent Calendar

MEDIUMS USED
Black Gesso
DecoArt Crafters Acrylic (Black)
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics (Quinacridone Gold)
DecoArt Ultra-Matte Varnish
Mod Podge Matte
Archival Ink (Jet Black)

OTHER PRODUCTS USED
Craft Consortium D├ęcoupage Paper (oh my god, this is lush!)

All products above available from That Craft Place.

ANYTHING ELSE
Cheap coarse glitter from my stash!
     Tim Holtz Graph stamp
     
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Summary Process:

All MDF pieces painted with black Gesso before constructing the advent calendar. (Be sure to avoid the "tabs" when adding any mediums or papers to the pieces otherwise you may encounter difficulty putting the advent calendar together).

Creased, folded and glued all of the drawers together. Mine came with 2 extra drawers which is very handy if you make a mistake along the way!

Inside of the drawers painted with a few coats of the Quinacridone Gold fluid acrylic before finishing with a coat of Ultra-Matte Varnish, also by DecoArt.

I then painted the outside sides and back of the drawers with black Crafters Acrylic. This then left the front of the drawers, to which I glued the Craft Consortium paper, using a sanding block to remove the excess.

I finished off the outside of the drawers with a coat of Mod Podge Matte before inking round the top rim of the drawers as well as around the front.
 
The advent calendar comes with everything you need, including all the numbers for the drawer fronts! I painted them with the same Quinacridone Gold paint before stamping them all randomly with the Tim Holtz Graph stamp, using Archival Ink in Jet Black.

I also used cardstock, a snowflake die set by All Occasion Dies and some ribbon/twine for the little cards tucked into each drawer.  The cards had a mixture of romantic notes for my wife on some, and activities such as "Christmas Movie Night" and "Today is your day to relax" on the others!

            
            
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LINKS YOU NEED - THAT CRAFT PLACE
   
Website
Facebook Shop
Facebook Natter & Chatter Group
Facebook Lasercuts Page
Etsy Store (for their fabulous digi stamps)
Challenge blog

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Thank you as always for popping by, I hope you enjoyed looking at this creation as well as reading the thought process behind it.

Myself and the other That Craft Place DT very much look forward to seeing your creations!
     
xxSAMxx
   
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4 comments:

  1. what a stunning creation that can be enjoyed for years to come

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  2. Think we're all in the same boat at the moment running behind. As you say it's something that will be used year after year...if you've not worn it out first hahahah a. Fab creation x

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  3. This is just fabulous...I love anything that has little drawers, so versatile too for use between christmas's
    Love the decoration...
    Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics...x

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  4. A brilliant creation - I love it, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.

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