This is a very quick and hopefully easy project that can be done with all those helpers we have that want to join in no matter what skill level they are at. It is also l think my only Christmas project this year. It is also a project that some can say is built upon my years of teaching crafts in Local Community Centrers and at Youth Centrers. Its one that can also be done with younger members of the family that want to be creative but still under your watchful eyes. The end results can then be saved and brought back each year. Even after several years when your greeted with 'Oh why are you bringing that out AGAIN!'
I have tried to keep this a simple project where there is little chance of a pot of glue or glitter can be tipped over or spilt. As we all know getting glitter back into a pot is almost a thankless task and it normally ends up on you, all over the place [some still found weeks later when your out and about!] and not in that tub that it originally came out of.
The basic crafting materials can be bought from THATS CRAFTY ON LINE STORE apart from those crafting tools that we have bought over the years.
Pages from an Old Rescued Book
Zyron Creative Station
Large brimmed Brush
Spray Booth/Colour Catcher
Collection of Tim Holtz Distress Stains
Collection of Time Holtz Tag Layering Stencils and Masks
Collection of Cosmic Shimmer Mist Sprays
Crafter's Workshop 12 inch Stencil or any mask you have in your collection [Here l have used Swirley Garden]
Spellbinders Circle Scalloped Edges Die [Approx 4 Inch diameter]
Bakers Twine or Wool
Set of Christmas Themed Stamps and Acrylic Stamping Block [I have just given you a direct link to the stamps section of the web site so that your able to have a good look at what's in store from all the stamp producers currently in stock].
Collection of Versa Magic and Brilliance Tear Drop Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Festive Berries Ink Pad
Blending Ink Tool
Coloured Glitter Pens
White Marker Pen
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Small Gem Attachments
Strong Double Sided Tape
Tombow Glue Stick
LETS MAKE A CHRISTMAS BAUBLE!:
We can split this project into 3 sections. The first can be one that you prepare in advance. the construction of the basic paper. Then the 2nd phase when it come to the decorating of the segments this is where it can then be passed over to 'fellow crafter's' who can then use their imagination to decorate. Finally if your feeling that the level of the skills set with your fellow crafter's isn't advanced enough to construct the segments this is something that you can then do later that evening or at least supervise while the segments are being secured together.
I have used a circle scalloped metal die for the basic shape. There is nothing saying you HAVE to use this shape. It works with a circle which can be made using almost anything at hand or a metal edged ruler and a craft knife/card cutter to make square shapes. The principle is the same all you have to remember is that the shape has to be able to be folded in half and is equal when folded.
Its a very open mask but enables you to build up layers of colour.
So using a coloured glitter pen l went round the edges leaving a small gap between the edge and the pen mark.
Finally the last thing to do was to secure the 5th segment and then open out the segments so that its can be ready to hang.
There you have it a simple quick project that you can enable younger crafter's or people who have not a great deal of interest in crafting at the moment but might get into the flow of things as its for the 'Season' lol
Another idea is maybe to make 6 box them up and then give out as a present. I can only speak for myself but a hand made gift is way more valuable to me as the person has given me their time and effort in making this gift. I do feel that now a days money is tighter and we are giving other people things we have made as a way of saying 'Thank-you'.
Any questions please send me a message and i will get back to you a.s.a.p.