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I won’t give any secrets away but I will share a small portion of it with you today.
I started with this Globecraft Memories Ornament pack. I always thought they’d be wonderful with clip-art displayed in them and they offer a chance to get dimensional and I’m all about dimension! I had no idea where this would go but I just dove right in.
I got out my Art Glitter bins and searched for a glitter that would allow light to show through and give a Christmas feel; I was going to use this on the back half of the globe. Art Glitter Confection Dazzlers D29 fit the bill perfectly!
I painted the inside of the globe with clear drying glue (DDG would work great!). Working quickly (before the glue dries), I sprinkled Dazzlers over the inside of the entire globe then tipped the access into a catcher tray - perfect!
Art Glitter was also used to highlight areas of his clothing and greenery. I love to use Art Glitter as a means to paint, adding color and dimension. It’s so easy to achieve this look. I squirt out Designer Dries Clear onto a non-stick craft sheet and use a very small paint brush to paint on the glue. Then sprinkle a little of Art Glitter on those areas. Be sure to do one color at a time so your Glitter does not get contaminated. It’s such an easy technique and the more you do it the quicker you will become. I used Art Glitter Ruby Red Microfine Opaque, Lead Ultra Fine Opaque and Martian Ultrafine Opaque Hologram on Santa (using two shades of green creates contrast and dimension).
I then added a gold bell with DDG to the tip of his hat!
Once the Dazzlers on the globe are dry, add spots of DDG here-and-there on the lower half and gently press in some dried moss. The moss helps to suspend the Santa paper art. Print a Christmas-style phrase on white cardstock and cut it out so it’s a little longer than the globe is wide (so it will remain curved instead of flat). Run a very thin line of DDG on all four edges of the phrase and dip into Art Glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent (I like to dump the glitter into a catcher tray and dip my phrase); let dry.
Add some thin lines of DDG to the lower back of Santa and gently press him into the moss; hold in place briefly.
Add the phrase by drawing a thin line of DDG on the globe just inside the curved rim and place one end of the phrase into it. Draw another thin line of DDG on the opposite side of the globe, slightly higher or lower than the other side, curve it slightly and gently press that end into the DDG; hold briefly till set. Santa should be looking pretty cool about now!
Emboss, paint or glitter the globe frames in any fashion you want. I opted to paint mine – gold on the outer rim and black on the inner for contrast. To assemble the ornament, I start by running a thin line of DDG on the flat outer rim of the bottom globe, place the inner ring (black one) on top; clip with clothespins or binder clips for a minute or two till glue is set.
Make sure the top globe (very plain and empty) is totally clean on the inside. Once it’s glued together there are no opportunities for cleaning! Run a thin line of DDG around the flat lip of the remaining globe and sit it on the inner ring; clamp as before.
Add the outer rings by running a thin line of DDG near the outer and inner edges, set over the globe rims and clamp as before.
This completes the ornament. It can be enhanced with pretty ribbons, beads, charms or more ART GLITTER. I’ll show you how I used mine during the blog hop at the end of the month!
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