HO HO HO and welcome to day two of the 12 Days of Strange Ornament-O-Rama! The strangest thing about this one is how pretty it is. WINK.
I am officially a Gelli Plate addict. If you haven’t heard of these wonderful devices, they are a permanent version of the old gelatin plate, and they are AWESOME. If anyone wants to buy me a present, they just came out with a round one that I am seriously lusting after.
I saw this packing tape technique on the official Gelli Art Youtube channel, and I was immediately fascinated. I will helpfully embed it here for you cause I am awesome like that.. 😉
Since this was going to end up being an ornament, I started off with snowflakes that I cut out of 3.75″, 3″, and 2.5″ squares of paper. In hindsight, that probably wasn’t really necessary since you can’t tell they’re there in the end, but I can tell, so I guess that’s all that matters.
I brayered on a layer of iridescent turquoise paint (it’s Pebeo brand.. I sort of love it) over the snowflakes and then scraped off some paint with a Catalyst wedge. I then whipped off the snowflakes.
I dabbed off some paint with a Q-tip and then let it dry while I checked Facebook and watched Coraline with the kidlets for the 54th time this week. I then used a small star cookie cutter to make the star shapes (gently so that I didn’t damage the plate), a straw for small circles, the lid to a spray bottle for the larger gold circles and a cup for the biggest circles.
I tested using a giant button for printing (works pretty good!),
then finished it off with a brayer and some red paint for festive effect.
I set that aside to dry, begged my youngest to please watch something besides Coraline, and then started on the chipboard frames. I imagine if you have one of those fancy die cutter machine thingamaboppers that you can make your own, but I had to order mine. I started with two coats of warm white FolkArt paint:
I dry brushed some metallic gold paint then added some German glass glitter and random text to shake it up a little. Everyone needs an ornament that says “biting”, right?
I linked this up to Carolyn Dube’s December Gelli Print Party, check it out if you want to see some more gelli goodness!