A Gelli Plate, a Gingerbread Man and Wine! A perfect Christmas Combo.

Hi Everyone!  Happy December and Happy 1st Day of Summer for those of you in the Southern Half of the World.  We've already had our fair share of summer heat with the middle of November producing record temperatures including a couple of 40 plus days here.

It's cooled off a little now so I have actually felt like doing some creating and last week with us expecting to have Miss H for her monthly respite I brought a inexpensive Make Your Own Christmas Wrap Set from K-Mart which I have to say is the perfect crafting activity to do with the kids.  For $6 it included brown paper, paint and a foam stamp cube with lots of fun Christmas Motifs and it is actually this stamp I have used for my project today.

I decided I needed some new Christmas Backgrounds so I grabbed out my Gelli Plate, and some Acrylic Paints and had a play using the foam stamp from the DIY Christmas Wrap Set to imprint into the paint.  I stamped any excess off onto a spare piece of cardstock.  Secondary prints using a different color were done over the top of any remaining paint from my first print which gave interesting mixed color effects and it was one of my secondary prints I ended up using for my project.

I often will mix more than one color onto the Gelli Plate to print.

I stamped off any excess paint onto a spare piece of cardstock.

One of my secondary snowflake prints.
A secondary print using yellow picks up the negative space left from my stamped
Gingerbread Man and the excess Green and Red Paint.

I have used one of my Gingerbread Man Prints to create a Wine Tag.  I have added a small piece of Christmas Tape across the bottom, stamped Merry Christmas a couple of times onto the background and cut out one of my Stamped Gingerbread Man to add some dimension and a little more contrast.

Don't forget you can create your own foam stamps by cutting out your own shapes, and/or using punches and die cuts with the cheap foam sheets you can buy in the $ Stores Kids Craft Sections. Simpy cut your shapes and mount onto some heavy cardboard you have recycled from a box etc. 

Supplies Used:
Water Color Paper
Acrylic Paint - Red, Green, Yellow, Blue and Turquoise
Gelli Plate
Christmas Themed Foam Stamp
Christmas Sentiment Stamp
Black Versafine Ink
Christmas Themed Washi Tape

I am linking this project up with the Unruly PaperArts '12 Days of Christmas' Party.


Lizzyc said...

These look great.. very creative!

Lynn McAuley said...

These are fabulous, Danie! I need to pull my gelli plate out more often!

DonnaMundinger said...

I got a Gelli Plate last year for Christmas and I STILL haven't tried it. Great inspiration. this really rocks! xxD

TangledBlueRose said...

So fun and pretty! I think I could spend hours playing with a gelli plate, looks awesome!~kim

Kelley said...

What a great idea. Now I am inspired to make some for some gifts this year. THanks

Louise Wright said...

Love the colours and technique that you have used on the wine holder. Great idea of the festive link up for December. Will try to play along as much as possible in the next few days

2amscrapper said...

such a clever make! I'm all about the wine, too! Helene

Tammy said...

Wonderful winter creations! Thank you so much for your kind words, your support and friendship has helped!

MiamiKel said...

Danie this is Perfect wine topper! You're right - wine and gingerbread = happiness! ❤️

Barbara Rankin said...

Oh my, I do love the papers you made, and the wine tag is really cute with the gingerbread man stamp.

Win Dinn said...

What a wizard idea - perfect match entirely!

Sharon said...

A great way to gift "Wrap" a wine bottle - love this Danie! Think I really need a Gelli Plate LOL!!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Loving those gingerbread men! Your wine tag is such a great idea, Danie May! Julie Ann xxx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

What a beautiful gift tag, Danie. Love that colorful background created with Gelli plate

Heather said...

This looks like a fun mess! Love how your finished piece turned out...great dimension!!