These little reindeer faces just make me smile! I actually clear embossed them with a dark brown pigment onto watercolor paper, but it wasn’t until later that I decided to actually watercolor them because at the time, I didn’t have a plan. (sheepish shrug) The idea to do this with them came a few days later, LOL!


I blended some orange and pink hues of Catherine Pooler Inks onto a quarter sheet of Neenah Solar white, then prepped the surface with an anti-static pouch; blow off the excess after pouncing all over. The anti-static powder eliminates static, moisture and any oil from your finger tips from the surface of the paper so you can avoid stray embossing powder sticking to unwanted areas.

After white embossing the sentiment, I waited a few seconds for it to cool then used a Swiffer cloth to buff off any remaining anti-static powder that was dulling the background.

I flicked some watered-down white acrylic paint from my stash onto this background so I would have more prominent spatters showing up more than just plain water might give me. But, I had to be patient to let it dry before moving on. OY!!! You’ve no idea how hard it is for me to wait for things to dry. I deserve a whole sheet of gold stars . . . (wink)

My layout was looking off-balance until I switched to a 4.25” square. Once I cropped it down, all was right with the world, LOL! The background and the deer were all popped up with foam tape.


The key to threading twine through the little loop on the jingle bell is a dental floss threader. Next time you’re perusing the toothpaste aisle, pick up some of ‘em—they are AWESOME.

Good day!

ETA: Forgot to mention there’s a Labor Day sale going on right now over at Ellen Hutson.


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