Merry Christmas and a Happy Festive Season to all.
I thought I'd share this cute idea, a stunning custom Christmas bauble. This really isn't as difficult as you may think - just don't drop it! Guess what I did right after photographing this - go ahead guess - it made a sound like shattering glass.....
- Copic Sketch Markers in coordinating colours (I used: B79, RV66 & BG57)
- Copic Air Brush System
- Snowflake Die
- Mask It - masking film
- Clear glass or plastic bauble
- X-Press It Clear Gel Glue
- Silver Glitter
- Sticky tape and tissues
Begin by using your favourite die cutting system to cut some snowflakes from a sheet of Mask It film - this film has a sticky layer on one side making it a removable adhesive. Today we won't be using the die cut shape, but rather the surrounds! I cut 3 negative shapes to use - you may like to use more.
Remove the backing layer from the Mask it shapes and adhere the sticky negative shapes onto the bauble, you may need to cut them in 2 to fit onto the rounded surface - I also overlapped the pieces a little. I then used sticky tape to attach some tissues to protect the rest of the bauble and keep it from being coloured. Using my airbrush I have added a layer of BG57 as a base colour.
With the mask still in place add some of the RV66 - don't colour the whole thing, just add this to a few edges and maybe a little in the centre - remembering to leave space to add the 3rd and final colour.
Go ahead and add the last colour, I'm using a particularly dark colour B79 so am adding only a little!
Remove the tissue and repeat this whole colouring process, around the bauble until all of your die cut shapes have been coloured.
Remove the tissue and the Mask It and your project now looks something like this. You might choose to leave it like this is you don't like glitter.
For my final step I have dribbled X-Press It Clear Gel Glue around the top of the bauble and let it drip down the sides a little - now this is very thick and needs some encouragement to drip.
While glue is still wet shake your favourite colour of glitter over the top and then hang somewhere safe and leave overnight to dry. Once dry brush off any excess glitter and it's ready to use.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year...