Christmas Reindeer by Fiona Paltridge

I am very honoured to finish my 7 Dots year up with this little last minute Christmas decoration. I love finding plain little pieces in stores at Christmas time and jazzing them up. This time I found a little reindeer in K-Mart for about $4.00.
I dressed him up with some gorgeous 7 Dots Studio papers and elements and now he looks a million dollars!

To begin the makeover I glued on some paper from the “Writers Block” collection and then trimmed as much off as I could before filing down the edges to make it look nice and smooth. Ssshhhhhh… I forgot to do the inside of his antler ….. no one will notice .. right?

As you can see with the original piece it is wooden, so the surface was nice and porous. I used gel medium all over to glue the paper on. it worked like a treat.

Using a crocheted doily for the base, I built up some leaves and then a couple of stickers from the “Yuletide” collection, and then a little piece of wood and some tiny pine cones.

I also added some stars from the “Writers Block” die cut elements.

Along with a chipboard bracket also from the “Writers Block” collection. I made a little pearl necklace with some gold wire and added that onto the deer to finish it off.

Finally I added the title “Christmas Day” from the “Yuletide” collection and the last coating of gesso and gold glitter.

I am really happy with this little makeover. It is a perfect addition to my Christmas decorations this year.
How are your decorations coming along? All done now or do you have some last minute pieces to create like me?
Fiona Paltridge

Products Used
7 Dots Studio Writers Block – Sincerely 12×12 Paper
7 Dots Studio Writers Block – Die Cut Elelments
7 Dots Studio Writers Block – Chipboard
7 Dots Studio Yuletide – Element Stickers
7 Dots Studio Yuletide – Word Stickers