Tuesday, 7 May 2013

BORBAL.... Christmas Decorations

How nice would it be to make your own Christmas decorations every year?... what a cool family time project to do!!!!I'm sure that making them would cost less then buying new ones every year!!! and you would get EXACTLY what you would want!!!

We made these three lovely different Ornaments last year in an Angel Ave class... It was great fun...


The red one is made with Over head transparencies.. or offcuts from laminating that didn't have a picture in them.. ( I went to Office works to get a few things laminated and asked them not to trim them neat... I trimmed them when I got home and kept the offcuts for such a project...)
HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN
1.Cut out your desired shapes (flowers) with the Big Shot....
2.Spritz them all generously (If you mix your re-inkers with rubbing alcohol {I used Isicole} you can make a permanent paint solution that will stay on plastic... and you can add a little champagne shimmer paint if you like.... you will need to experiment with colours..  We found blue did not work as well... Not sure why it must be some kind of chemical science thing)
3.Dry them with the Heat tool... and get them quite hot so that you can shape them.. because they are plastic they will keep their shape... (and laminate is great for that)
4.Arrange them and join them together with a brad
5.Adhere a ribbon and card board circle peice for the hanfigin loop...
6.Finish off with a little glitter glue and you have a lovely new ornament to go on your tree...

The Black and white one was simply using a polystyrene ball, some pins and lots of lovely die cut snow flakes... I think this one is simply soooooooooooo Elegant!!! I's love a whole tree full of these!!!

And the last one is based on the lovely ornament that was on the front of the Sept 2012 - Jan 2013 Holiday Catalogue... I just loved it and had to make it....you need stamps, die cuts, silicone mat, hot glue gun, inks, ribbons and maybe some bling for this one...

The lovely Catherine made these ones...

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