I am the worst organised person when it comes to making my Christmas cards. I don’t actually have to make that many as I only send my own to family and special friends, but even so it always seems to be a mad dash. So in an attempt to get a little ahead of myself I have the start of my cards to share with you.
Here’s What I Did:-
I am sharing a technique that I have seen several people use recently out in Blogland so thought I would give it a go and share it with you. I have used my 3” x 5” Gelli Plate and covered an A4 sheet of 8 stickers, with blocks of colour using the Gelli Plate to transfer the brayered on acrylic paint. I have also added some marks into the paint with a texture tool. Keeping the stickers on the carrier sheet I then stencilled the snowflakes on using white paint.
On to a craft mat I drizzled some of the same colours of paint and then picked the paint up with a spare piece of card. Onto a section of that I stamped my main image. Cut it out and mounted onto white card. I then removed my stickers and added to another piece of card to make my background, randomising the original pattern.
I stamped the word “Joy” and added my image using 3D glue gel so it stands off the card. All was then matted onto black card and onto an 8” x 8” card blank.
What I Used:-
PaperArtsy Fresco Paints – Orchid, Guacamole, Limelight, Mermaid, Green Olives and Snowflake
Plain Sticker Sheet A4
8” x 8” Card Blank
I hope that you are better organised than me and if not I hope I’ve inspired you to start yours