First of all you need to have a gelli print, I chose light blue and white, and used the stencil echoes with it. I made my prints double sided, so it will be colorful from all the sides. If you do so, don’t use deli paper or rice paper, they are to thin for double sided prints. Here we go, my echoes print:
First I trimmed my prints, as I always work on bigger size of paper than the actual size of my gelli-arts plate.
As I work on 8’x10′ plate I had to make squares first, easy pie, fold the print to a triangle, there you go with the squares. If you use 6’x6′ plate, you can skip that step.
You will need six squares to one snowflake. Fold the squares to triangles. These are 8’x8′ squares.
Fold the triangles into half till you get six small triangles, so squares folded to triangle and triangle folded again.
Measure up 1 cm from the folded side.
Measure up 2 cm from longest edge, you’ll need 3x to measure.
Cut in every 2 cm measurements till 1 cm from folded side.
That’s what you get if you open your triangles.
Fold the 2 corners towards the middle and glue them together.
Flip square and fold second corners towards middle, glue them together.
If you folded good you got your first icicle. If you want to see the photos in bigger size click on my flickr page.
Make 6 icicles for 1 snowflake! If you work on smaller size than 8’x8′ you need to reduce the cuts with 2 mm.
3 by 3 glue the icicles together at the bottom.
And finally connect the 2 haves with a stapler. You can connect the sides of the icicles as well. And tadaah:
Very gelli holidays everyone!
- Gelli arts printing plate 8′x10′
- Echoes stencil
- Golden artist acrylics light blue and titanium white
- Glue and scissors