I know this is going to ruffle a few feathers, maybe even elicit a few eye rolls but it has to be said. I have been listening to Christmas songs since September. I know, I am crazy but I just LOVE Christmas. So it is only fitting that some of the new shapes from Hero Arts are beautiful Christmas shapes. I was particularly drawn to the Jingle Tree shape which features the words from the popular Christmas song in the shape of a tree. I loved the typography feel of it and thought it would shine if it were front and center on a Holiday mantel or shelf. Inspired by the shape of the tree, I decided to finish off the mantel with other natural things giving it a winter wonderland feel.
I used the Fabric Ink Starter kit to create the Jingle Tree art. The fabric I chose was a piece of drop cloth. I thought the contrast between the black ink and the light colored drop cloth would go along nicely with the neutral winter wonderland theme I was going for. The tree measured 10.865 x 8.585 inches. After I cut out out the image with my Cameo, I carefully weeded out the tree image. Be really careful when you do this that you don’t lose any of the small pieces inside the letters. I lost 2 of the pieces that went to two letter N’s before I realized that I had to be more careful preparing the vinyl.
I wanted to go with a more worn and distressed look so I opted to use the sponge instead of the foam brush to apply the paint to the drop cloth. It turned out just as I had envisioned it would! I was worried at first that the lighter parts wouldn’t show up as well but they were fine!
I love my new Jingle Tree art!