Grab some Gesso, washi tape, chipboard and a foam brush.
Cover the chipboard with washi tape. I decided to layer mine starting with a wood grain at the bottom because I planned on putting the base of the Christmas tree there.
After you’ve covered your chipboard with the Washi Tape, cut it in the shape you prefer. I’m running mine through a manual die cut machine, the Sizzix Big Shot, using a shape die that I like.
I cut a Christmas tree shape out of a piece of cardstock and used removable Glue Dots to stick the paper tree in the center of my Washi covered chipboard. The tree keeps that area covered while I paint the rest of the tag in Gesso.
After the Gesso has dried, color directly onto the tag using Gelatos. I used my fingers and smudged the Gelatos until I was happy with the result. Once you’re happy with the way your tag looks, carefully remove the tree.
I didn’t think my tree stood out enough, so I outlined it using a medium Pitt Artist Pen in black.
I stamped the HO3 image, from the Joy’s Life Oh Christmas Puns stamps, onto a piece of cardstock and used Glaze to adhere an acrylic tag to it. After it dried, I cut the paper to fit the tag. So cute!
This cool tag is using Joy’s Life Oh Christmas Pun stamps!
I punched a few holes in the tag, using my Crop a Dile, and added ribbon to hold my HO3 acrylic tag. I thought the design still needed something so I cut a star out of cork. I smudged the cork with a Banana Gelato and adhered it using Glaze. I also put Glaze on the front of the star to give it a bit of shine.
I love the way this turned out! I hope you do too! Go try it!
If you’re new to Gelatos, you might enjoy trying this inexpensive set. It’s classified as a kid’s set, but there is no difference at all in the gelatos, except they cost less!
Have a crafty day!
This post was created for Faber Castell while I was a member of their Design Team. I received Faber Castell products for this post.