Holiday Art: Make It Shine Challenge Results

Make it Shine, we said, and you did, using all kinds of sparkly materials. Holographic paper, sequins, Glimmer Mist™, metallic papers, ribbons, threads, foil, and more bring holiday shine and spirit to this art from our Make it Shine Reader Challenge (also featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors). We hope these cards inspire some holiday magic in your art making.

Lisa Hoel • Eagle, ID

“This holiday card features multiple shiny elements. Glimmer Mists were layered over metallic gold paper, and the paper was stamped with silver metallic ink to create the night background. The trees were highlighted with transfer foil, and the sentiment and paper lace were cut from metallic papers, using dies from Sizzix® and A Jillian Vance Design. The deer was misted with Tim Holtz® Distress™ Stain and stamped.”

Artwork by Lisa Hoel (All photos by Sharon White Photography)

Susan Auburn • Richmond, VA

“My card is a wish for a New Year filled with creativity. It is composed of embossed papers, fabric, buttons, ribbon, washi tape, tinsel, sequins, and a resin key backed with copper foil. Some of the papers have a frosted film applied.”

Artwork by Susan Auburn
Artwork by Susan Auburn

Margaret Baker • Hillsboro, WV

“Braiding cord and sesame seeds were used to outline the foil shapes. An unsharpened pencil was used to add doo-dads and details to the bird. I applied a wash of black acrylic paint to the foil, and then wiped it off. The pieces were mounted on stenciled red paper, and the border was cut from white paper with handwriting in black ink.”

Artwork by Margaret Baker

Keddy Ann Outlaw • Houston, TX

“I used a variety of papers, including a Gelli-printed center star, plus fabric, thread, and star sequins to complete my piece.”

Artwork by Keddy Ann Outlaw

Elizabeth Mayberry • Middletown, CT

“I used three layers of holographic and metallic papers over an inset of hand-woven iridescent ribbon for this card. Embellishments include a three-dimensional holographic snowflake, a snowflake sequin, and a cabochon rhinestone. The inside of the card is embellished with stamped and embossed words and snowflakes.”

Artwork by Elizabeth Mayberry

Want more holiday card inspiration? This tutorial shows you how to layer stencils to create mixed-media holiday cards and tags.

Be sure to check out our November/December 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine for many more holiday art ideas!

November/December 2017


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