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Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament

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Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament

Created by ©BeejuiCreations 2018-2021

Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament
Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament

Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament 2020 – sublimation printed. The digital design used was created by Beejui Creations on the Affinity Designer program.

These were popular and a great reminder of our first ever Christmas spent in lockdown 2020. Hopefully though, Christmas’s going forward will not be like 2020 without seeing all our family and loved ones. I hope this ornament will act as a reminder to cherish each and every moment surrounded by our loved ones at Christmas time.

Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament

Sublimation Process:

Firstly you will need a Sublimation Acrylic Blank. Please make sure the acrylic is cast not extruded as extruded does not work with the sublimation process. The ones shown in the pictures for example are 8cm Acrylic 3mm thick discs in white from Woodform Crafts. Here is the link: 

https://www.woodformcrafts.co.uk/product/10-x-white-acrylic-8cm-hanging-circle-wc1061/

Secondly you will need a design to print. You can use any design you like but for the above I designed my own PNG file in Affinity designer. Once you have picked a design, print it out and tape the design onto the acrylic blank using heat tape. Then use a heat press to set the design onto the acrylic circle.

The heat settings I use for this are 180C for 180sec. When the heat press has finished, place the acrylic under a heavy object until it is cool. This will prevent the acrylic from warping. Also just to add, the sub paper sometimes sticks to the acrylic or leaves a dull finish. Therefore, to remove this use a washing up sponge, warm water and scrub the printed surface, this should fix it.

Lastly, you will need approximately 15cm of ribbon or cord to make the hanger for your ornament. I prefer the cord for a neater finish so I used cord from Hobbycraft, link below.

Silver Ribbon Knot Cord 2Mm X 10M | Hobbycraft

Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament

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Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart – Free Layered SVG

Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart

Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart – This morning at Beejui Creations I have had my first attempt at making 3D Mandalas!

Since having my Cricut Maker delivered just over a week ago I’ve been playing around with card, paper & vinyl.

There are lots of lovely mandala effect projects on Facebook & Pinterest and I really like them so I’ve been dying to give them a go.

Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart - Free Layered SVG
Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart

The A3 craft card used for this project was from B&M. (I had to use a purple coloured card from a pack from amazon due to no purple in this pack!)

First attempt I cut the top off the hearts …. well I didn’t the machine did! NOTE: A4 size card does not fit the biggest heart on lol

Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart - paper too small
Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart – Hahaha I’ll use bigger card stock next time!

Second attempt I accidentally ripped the top intricate detailed heart but managed to glue it on so you can only tell if you look close enough.

Rainbow 3D Mandala Heart - Torn
I’ll be more careful in the future!

Hooray for glue sticks! They are now my best friend ever!

Rainbow 3D Mandala Heart - on Cricut maker
I love this machine 🙂

To make this Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart project you will need:

  • Cricut Maker – Shop Cricut
  • Cricut Design Space – Cricut Design Space™
  • Mandala Heart SVG (link below to this lovely file)
  • 6 different colours card A3 or 12”x12” (I went with rainbow colours but you could do an ombré effect with different shades of the same colour)
  • Glue stick
  • Lots of patience and a steady hand for the top heart lol

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The link for this SVG is from here:

https://specialheartstudio.com/free-layered-alpha-mandala-svg-set/

They design some brilliant mandala SVG’s. They also do alphabet, numbers & punctuation mandala designs. I will be definitely having a go at them soon.

For this first attempt I have just glued all the layers straight onto each other. Further down you will see the next project where I used foam pads to give it more depth.

Rainbow 3D Mandala Heart - First colour way
First Colour Way
Rainbow 3D Mandala Heart - second colour way
Second Colour Way

I think I prefer the second colour way, but both look great for the first attempt.

Smaller Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart using Foam Pads

I made the heart smaller on design space by reducing the size to 15cm and cut out the same as the bigger version.

Rainbow 3D Mandala Heart - small
Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart – small

I added foam spacers between the layers this time to give it more depth. It looks a bit more 3 dimensional, I like it!

The very top layer I did in vinyl instead of card stock. The card stock just didn’t want to play ball with it being smaller, it looked really awful. The vinyl was a pain to weed though but it looks so much better.

I attached the heart to light grey card stock with glue dots and framed it within a shadow box. I added a nice caption and made it into this lovely wall hanging.

Rainbow 3D Mandala Heart - Love Wins Frame
Rainbow Layered Mandala Heart – Love Wins Frame

Grey & Silver Personalised Heart Theme

Black Personalised Heart Frame
Black Personalised Heart Frame

‘Mum’ Mandala Heart Frame

Pink Mum Heart Framed
Pink Mum Heart Framed

There are so many different colour options, the possibilities are endless.

Have a go yourselves and post your makes in the comments.

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Crochet Rainbow Unicorn 🦄 🌈

My latest creation!

A rainbow unicorn, lovingly handmade for my great niece, Indie 😘

I really enjoyed this project, I put so much love and detail into it …. it made me feel all warm and fuzzy 😂

Now ….. what to do next?!

See you soon

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