Key To My Heart...a Valentine craft for my class...just wanted to share.
- Diecut heart shape (my heart is white foam)
- Stamp (your choice)
- Paint (your choice)
- Old Keys
- Alcohol ink
- Glue dots
- Beads (Mardi Gras variety)
- Jump rings
- Optional (flowers, buttons, etc to cover the hole in the key)
Directions: paint the heart shape...stamp a sentiment on the front of the heart (I used black Archival Ink)...apply Alcohol Ink (I used Cranberry) on the key to turn it red...add a glue dot to the back of the key and stick it to the heart under or to the side of the sentiment...punch a hole at the top of the heart...add a jump ring...then your bead choice.
Simple and quick...right? OK...so go make some right now and link back to me. I have to make 35 more...yikes!
Yes, you read the title correctly...Gelli plate knock-off!
If you are into art and/or crafting than you probably have heard about gelli art...and all it's rage right now. As a crafter/artist (want to be artist, hehe). I sooo want one but that's one more thing on my GOT-TO-HAVE-COSTLY list.
I have searched the web...YouTube, etc for knock-offs versions, but to no avail...until now. This is my version...but if you have seen this on the web somewhere else besides here...let me know because I want to give credit to whomever its due.
As I was re-organizing my studio last week, I discovered that I have 2 gel mats. I immediately thought about the gelli plates. Even though these are thin...I wondered if they would work...so tonight I tested them.
I was so excited about getting this post together that my pictures are not the best...but these are the gel mats that you place your hot-glue gun on so you don't get hot glue everywhere. They cost about $6 at your local craft store.
Here are the prints that I made with the mats and I LOVE the end results.
My supply list:
- Hot glue gun mat
- Acrylic paint (your choice - 2-3 complimenting colors)
- Brayer (soft...but mines is just made of rubber)
- Cardstock paper (I used Michael's brand-white) Option: something to place under the mat to catch any paint overage...I used a piece of plexi-glass. Also you can use anything you want to make designs in the paint. On one of the prints I used sequins waste and on another I drew into the paper with the end of a pen cap.
You may click here to find out more about Gelli Art and how to use the real Gelli plate.
BTW...this is a good idea to try before committing to the real Gelli plate...this is also a lot cheaper. If you try it...let me know...I would love to read your feedback on this idea.