I am seeing a lot of crafting people posting YouTube videos with all manner of Christmas themed items. Some of them have been dedicated to this effort for well over a month.
Boxes, cards, gift certificate envelopes, gift card creations to name a few. The Christmas Spirit is alive and well over on YouTube and it is coming from Australia, New Zealand, Norway, and here in the US.
The weather here in Oklahoma has cooled to overnight highs of 45 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit and warming up to 75 to 78 during the daytime. Leaves are falling from the giant tree in our yard. Windows and doors are open to let in the crisp fresh air. I love early Spring and early Fall for the mild temperatures and the cool weather.
Many years ago I watched a YouTube video, I don’t remember who created it. The person used Glossy Accents to create an icicle effect on a card front. I am trying to get into the spirit of this upcoming season and am experimenting in my craft room.
I have an embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! – purchased many years ago – which features snowflakes.
With this embossing folder and my Original Sizzix machine….frankly I can’t get to the closet where my Big Shot is due to the log jam of boxes and bins on the floor that I have been using recently.
In my stash of several years, I have a bottle of “Water Effects” that is sold at hobby stores catering to the model railroad enthusiasts. This product is used to make the lakes, rivers, streams, and waterfalls on dioramas featuring little towns and wooded areas for the model trains. It comes with a hefty price of $16.99 for an 8 ounce bottle.
Okay, now for the big news. Get a hold of your seat so you don’t go crashing to the floor as you faint. I’ve used GLITTER! The photo below is after 48 hours of the Water Effects drying.
I decided to give my Glossy Accents a try at the icicle business. Once again, hold on tight. There is GLITTER used.
The Glossy Accents has not had time to dry. It will be clear when it finally dries.
What I’m going to do with these? I don’t have any idea. I am in the experimental stage right now. In fact, I am in the “Mojo has left the building” stage and I’m trying to get it enticed to come back.