Sunday, 28 August 2016

Vintage Deer MDF Christmas Bauble.

Hello there,

Hope you've all enjoyed your weekend and that you managed to tune in to Imagination Craft's fabulous shows today on Hochanda T.V.   Wow I watched them all !  great demos and techniques, well done to Sue and Lisa B, and Kerri-Anne on her T.V.  debut.

Tonight I would like to share another of my MDF Christmas baubles, made for today's shows.   I have used Imagination Craft's  great new product,  Rusty Patina, which is so...popular and they keep selling out lol!   I have also used their beautiful, lush Starlight paints, the snowflake bauble and the deer bauble.

(1)    Paint both sides of the baubles with chalk white mdf paint.

(2)    Paint the snowflakes on both sides with the topaz Starlight paint.

(3)    Paint the outside edges of the baubles with the cafe creme Rusty Patina paint.

(4)    Paint the bauble holder with the Rustique Rusty Patina paint.  Paint only the sides which will be seen,
         then add some bronze Alchemy wax.

(5)    Rub some bronze alchemy was over the rough surface of the cafe creme Rusty Patina paint when it is  

(6)    Paint the deer with the rustique Patina paint and when dry, rub the bronze wax over the rough surface.            Add a touch of the antique gold Starlight paint to highlight.   Spread some antique gold and topaz
         Starlight paints onto a piece of plastic and when dry, scrape up, using a metal spatula  and glue these
         pieces to the backs of the deer, to give some dimension.

(7)    Paint four Art Cutz snowflakes with the antique gold Starlight paint. 

(8)    Glue the snowflakes onto the mdf snowflakes and add some platinum Starlight paint in the small holes
         of the art Cutz snowflakes.    (Don't worry if you get a little platinum paint on the gold snowflakes,
         as you can just paint gold paint over the platinum and it won't be seen.)

(9)    Add some Magi-bond glue to the snow below the feet of the deer and add some cracked ice glitter. 
        Do the same on the other side of the bauble, (I know it is not necessary but I do like things to look neat
        on the reverse too lol!)

(10)  Paint an mdf star with the platinum Starlight paint and glue to the top right.

(11)   Glue a ribbon bow to the right hand side of the bauble . 


(12)   Make a loop from ribbon and glue to the inside top of the bauble, then add a bow to the top.

(13)   Finally, glue the back to the front with a good strong glue, such as Imagination's Magi-bond glue.

That's this bauble finished, hope you like it.   Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I will be back soon with
another of my MDF baubles, so see you then.   Below is a peek at my next bauble.   See you soon.

                                                                Love and Rainbows,

                                                            Crafty Hugs    Jennifer xx.



  1. What wonderful pieces these baubles are and your one here is gorgeous, brilliantly coloured and textured, just love it, Kate x

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Kate. They are a brilliant idea, to be able to mix and match as you wish.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.

  2. Another gorgeous Christmas bauble and love the texture.
    Linda xxx

    1. Hi Linda, thank you very much, appreciate your feedback. The texture was gained by using Imagination's new Rusty Patina paints.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.