Title of Artwork: Christmas Wreath
Artist: Sharon Bull
Print version: Yes
Lesson video: No
Age Appropriate: 8+
Materials required:

EzyShaid Starter Pack, EzyShaid Shimmer, Zip Brush/Dauber, Lantern Stamp, Versamark Stamp Pad, Zig Glue Pen, Water Colour Paper, Cardboard, Glue, Scissors, Ribbon, Gems, Floral Foam Wreath, Pins (available at the florist or craft store).

Inking Stamp
Step 1: Inking Stamp

Press your lantern stamp onto your versamark stamp pad. Both are available online. http://www.ezyshaid.com/store/index.php

Stamping
Step 2: Stamping

Stamp the lantern stamp onto your watercolour paper. You will need 72 stamped images to create the leaves and 30 stamped images to create the red petals.

FLIPTEZ
Step 3: FLIPTEZ

Sprinkle shades of green FLIPTEZ over your stamped images in a diagonal pattern. We used the light and dark green from the starter pack. The greens in the Jungle Theme Pack would also work well.

Dauber
Step 4: Dauber

Use your dauber to press the FLIPTEZ into the stamped image. The dauber gives a crisp and well defined coloured image.

ZIP Brush
Step 5: ZIP Brush

Use the EzyShaid ZIP brush to colour your stamped images if you don't have a dauber or are pressed for time. The result won't be as crisp as using a dauber, but still looks good.

Stamped Page
Step 6: Stamped Page

This is how the page should look after you have stamped and then coloured  with FLIPTEZ.

ZIG Glue Pen
Step 7: ZIG Glue Pen

Use you ZIG glue pen to trace around the tip of you stamped image.  If time is limited use spray adhesive, spray the whole page and then sprinkle with Ezyshaid Shimmer to add some Christmas Sparkle. The ZIG Glue Pen, spray adhesive and shimmer are available online. http://www.ezyshaid.com/store/index.php

Shimmer
Step 8: Shimmer

Sprinkle your EzyShaid Shimmer onto the glue you have just applied with the glue pen.

ZIP Brush
Step 9: ZIP Brush

Use your ZIP brush to spread the shimmer over the stamped images. Cut out all the stamped images. We cut off the loop on the top of the bauble to make it easier.

Flower Centre
Step 10: Flower Centre

We used an empty cereal packet and the base of a mug to create the centre of our flower. You require 3 discs about 5cm in diameter.

 Flower #1
Step 11: Flower #1

Take 5 green stamped images and glue them to the edge of your disc.

Flower #2
Step 12: Flower #2

Take 5 red stamped images and glue them down in between and inside the green stamped images.

Flower #3
Step 13: Flower #3

Take another 5 red stamped images and glue them down in between and inside the previous 5 red stamped images.

Gem
Step 14: Gem

Glue a coloured gem into the centre of your flower. Repeat the flower making steps twice more as you require 3 flowers altogether.

Moulding
Step 15: Moulding

Place your completed flower into a glass to mould it into a more 3 dimensional shape.  Leave your 3 flowers to mould while you create the wreath.

Ribbon
Step 16: Ribbon

Tie some wide ribbon around your wreath so it can hang on your door. Where the ribbon is tied is the top of the wreath. Work out where you would like to position your flowers. We placed then between 3 an 6 o'clock.

Leaves
Step 17: Leaves

Take 3 green stamped images. Start from the inside of the wreath and push 1  image into the foam close to the inside edge. Take your second image push it into the foam behind the 1st, so they are slightly overlapping. Take you 3rd image and push it into the foam behind the 2nd so they are overlapping. The 3rd image should be lined up with the outside edge of the floral foam.

Pin
Step 18: Pin

Pin each image into the foam to secure it firmly.

Repeat
Step 19: Repeat

Repeat the previous 2 steps until your wreath is almost covered with green images. Leave an opening for your flowers. As mentioned earlier we placed our flowers between 3 and 6 o'clock.

Stem
Step 20: Stem

Create a stem for each moulded flower. Place a ball of blu tac on the bottom of each flower disc. Press a tooth tick or short skewer into the blu tac.

Flowers
Step 21: Flowers

Push yor flowers into the floral foam.

Ribbon
Step 22: Ribbon

If you are using the wreath for a table centre piece use a wide ribbon to wrap the outside of the wreath and tie a bow under the flowers. If the wreath is to adorn your door, tie a bow and secure it with pins under your flowers.

Merry Christmas
Step 23: Merry Christmas

Your wreath looks brilliant. It makes a thoughtful homemade gift for teachers, special friends and family.

Inking Stamp Jump to the top of the page Stamping FLIPTEZ Dauber Jump to the top of the page ZIP Brush Stamped Page ZIG Glue Pen Jump to the top of the page Shimmer ZIP Brush Flower Centre Jump to the top of the page  Flower #1 Flower #2 Flower #3 Jump to the top of the page Gem Moulding Ribbon Jump to the top of the page Leaves Pin Repeat Jump to the top of the page Stem Flowers Ribbon Jump to the top of the page Merry Christmas

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