Last week we played with the 5x7" Gelli Plate and Deco Arts Metallic Acrylic Paints to create some holiday prints for the upcoming Christmas/Winter season. I promised to share some projects using these prints so I thought I'd start off with a couple tags featuring snowmen...since so many of us here in the northern part of the country have had early snow recently.
I started off with these two tags...one is the positive, the other the negative print. You can see they are similar but very different.
I started off with the darker of the two tags by adding some highlights around the snowflakes in the print. To do so I positioned the stencil just as it was on the Gelli Plate when I made the tag print, then used a sponge to add just a bit more ink to really make the snowflakes pop on the metallic paint.
I smoothed out the white ink and blended it into the center of the tag.
I stamped a few images - the snowflakes, snowman and sentiment with blues & black inks. I then colored the snowman using Wedding Dress (white) irRESISTible Texture Spray. I spritzed a bit on scrap paper and painted it on with a tiny brush and let it dry completely.
For the second tag I wanted to go blue instead of white so I placed the stencil back over the tag and added blue LUXE ink just as I did with the white ink and a sponge.
I then stamped my snowman image, added white just as I did with the other snowman and covered most of the tag with a layer of Shimmer Creative Medium to give the snowflakes and background a beautiful sparkle!
A few finishing details (glitter, Pico Embellisher over the first snowman, red stamped hearts) and they are done!
All Stamps - Deep Red Stamps, Stencil - Memory Box; Inks & Embellishments - IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko