Thursday, November 26, 2015

Recycled Christmas Ornament with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hi everyone!  Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all are enjoying your holiday and time with family and friends.  Today I want to share a pretty quick and easy Christmas ornament using a recycled tuna can and some Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts (formerly known as Gina's Designs Lasercuts) chippies to make it extra special.

Cut away Santa's sleigh and one reindeer from the border.  Save remaining border for another project.
Use Intense blocks and water brush to color Santa, his sleigh, and reindeer.
Add Crystal Stickles to the sleigh and reindeer antlers and nose.  Use silver pearl pen to add a metallic look to the bottom of the sleigh.  Set aside to dry.
 Cut two circles, one larger than the printed circle, to fit inside the tuna can.
 Adhere the two circles together and glue to the inside bottom of the can.
 Add a bit of snowflake paste to the bottom of the can, just beneath the printed scene.
 Coat bottom and part of sides with white gesso to prepare it to accept paint.  Use an awl to punch a hole in the top of the can to insert a dyed to match piece of ribbon for hanging.  (See photo of finished ornament above).
 Mix the Radiant Gels together with some clear glaze medium, paint bottom and sides of can.  Paint smallest circle from the Fanciful Elements set with the same color mixture. as well as two small snowflakes.  Splatter white paint over the back of the can and the circular frame.
 Distress the edges of the circular frame and snowflakes with the brown ink pad.  Stack the two snowflakes and add a small metal embellishment and diamond gem to the center of the snowflake.
 Paint the lace border with white gesso and while wet, sprinkle stardust glitter over it.  
 Cut a coordinating strip of paper from the Pion paper collection and glue around side of can.   Adhere the lace border around the sides, aligning it with the upper lip of the can.
Run of line of glue around top lip of can and adhere the circular frame.  Then adhere Santa's sleigh and reindeer, above the scene inside the can.
 A few closeups.

Supplies used:

GSL Snowflake Shape Set
GSL Santa's Sleigh Border
GSL Lace Border Sticks
GSL Fanciful Elements
Derwent Inktense Blocks
ColourArte Radiant Gels: Twilight, Guatemalan Green
ColourArte Primary Elements Clear Glaze Medium
Liquitex white gesso
Viva Decor Silver Pearl Pen
Pion Design Glistening Season II scrapbook papers
Circle dies
Prima Branch Bark ink pad
Stardust glitter
Stickles Crystal glitter glue
Finnabair Snowflake Paste

I hope you enjoyed this sweet Christmas ornament and that inspiration strikes you to try making one, or two, or three, for your own tree, or gift giving.  You could also attach it to a gift package for an extra gift.  Be sure to visit Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts for more laser cut chipboard to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by, and once again, have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!


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