HVAC Holiday Gifts

Materials

  • Wooden items: hinged box with lid and center inset; star ornament; bangle bracelet (DIY Bangles).
  • HVAC metal tape.
  • Adhesive rhinestones (KaiserCraft).
  • Silver elastic cord.

Tools

  • Adirondack® Alcohol Inks (Ranger): Wild Plum; Stream; Lettuce.
  • Adirondack® Stream Acrylic Paint Dabber (Ranger).
  • Adirondack® Alcohol Blending Solution (Ranger).
  • Adirondack® Alcohol Ink Applicator (Ranger).
  • Workable Fixatif (Krylon®).
  • Gesso.
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine (Ellison).
  • Sizzix Damask Texturz Plate (Ellison).

Directions

STEP 1

  • Paint ornament edge and bangle with Paint Dabber; let dry. Paint wooden box with gesso; let dry. Paint over gesso with Paint Dabber; let dry. Seal all pieces with spray fixative; let dry.

STEP 2

  • Use Big Shot to emboss strips of HVAC tape with damask texture.

STEP 3

  • Randomly drop Blending Solution onto embossed area, followed by random drops of all Alcohol Inks. Blend with ink applicator in up-and-down “blotting motion,” twisting applicator as you work. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • Carefully cut tape to fit desired surface without pressing down on texture; piece together strips as needed for larger areas. Peel away backing and adhere tape pieces to desired areas. For ornament, cover front and back, if desired.

STEP 5

  • Adhere rhinestones to surface as desired. Tie silver cord hanger to ornament.

MORE

  • 1. • Use alcohol inks in traditional Christmas colors of red, green and gold for a different look. • Cut embossed HVAC tape to fit around a large, unfinished wooden frame; insert a mirror in place of a photo. • Place 1”x6” strips of inked HVAC tape back to back and use them to create an ultra-chic, metallic paper chain garland.
by Lisa Somerville
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