Hello friends and happy Saturday!

I made a Christmas thing!  That’s the first one I’ve made this year, and it took me a lot longer than I expected it would but there you go, I made a start! I just want to get this post done and then it will be time for dinner (and maybe a movie!)   But first…

today’s art . . .

Today I have these star shaped ornaments OR they could be used as gift tags, or both!  This is my Day 13 offering for Art Every Day Month.


Last week Birgit Koopsen did a cardmaking video for Michaels/Gelli Arts where she made similar ornaments to these using masking tape on the gel plate and then attached them to cards, the idea being that you can detach them from the card and use them as tree ornaments, so you get a card and a gift in one.  Whilst I do plan to try that out, I wanted to try out another idea I had first.  Back in June, I painted some mini abstracts and since then I have had these strips of painted masking tape stuck on the back of the door.  These are the waste product from the painting, the bits you are supposed to throw away after you peel it off, but I thought they looked too nice to throw out, so I stuck them on the door until I could think about what to do with them.


Five months later… I had my answer thanks to Birgit’s video.  She was using masking tape printed from her gel plate, so I could do a similar thing with my acrylic paint covered masking tape!  Firstly I got out my compass and drew a circle and from there, a five-pointed star to use as my template. That one was too big to fit on a card unless the card was huge so I drew a smaller version.  You can see the size below on that cutting mat, the squares are in cm. Then I got an old amazon box, and used one side of it to cut out seven of these stars. I then proceeded to cover both sides of each of them with the masking tape strips that were hanging on my door. I like that they are made of an old box and some old masking tape that was supposed to be tossed.


To add more interest and just because I love splattering things with gold, I splattered them with gold acrylic ink.  Then I went round the edges with the remaining gold ink and filled in any gaps.  Then I punched a small hole in each of them and threaded some baker’s twine through, so they were ready for hanging.

Each one is completely different and unique.  This is a good alternative to try if you don’t have a gel plate or if you don’t like using it (some people don’t).   If you missed any November AEDM posts so far, check them out in the slider below.

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
amazon box, masking tape, acrylic paint, gold acrylic ink, baker’s twine

Challenges

CountryView Challenges Christmas Gifting – November Challenge

Art Every Day MonthDay 13  

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Jane Tyrrell
Jane Tyrrell
November 18, 2021 6:29 pm

So pretty! Thanks for joining in with our November “Christmas gifting” challenge over at Country View xx

Corrie
Corrie
November 15, 2021 6:02 pm

They look amazing ! Thank you so much for your contribution to our November “Christmas Gifting’ challenge over at Country View Challenges. Corrie x

Erika N
November 15, 2021 12:40 am

Fabulous stars Elle. I love the little bit of gold! Hugs-Erika

NatureFootstep
November 13, 2021 10:51 pm

ths stars are beautiful and useful. You can use them for many things. 🙂

pearshapedchris
November 13, 2021 10:10 pm

Absolutely beautiful – I need to start thinking about Christmas, hugs, Chrisx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
November 13, 2021 7:20 pm

I saw this technique on Alison’s blog the other day and watched the video. I thought it was clear packing tape, not masking tape, but obviously both would work. I want to make the tree, but because I hate my gelli, I would find a different way to make mine.

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