Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Ornaments - Take 3

Hello again everyone, for my last post on Christmas ornaments (for now) I wanted to do something for my kids, I make them an ornament every year and it's become somewhat of a tradition. I really wanted to try something similar to an ornament I saw on pinterest. (love pinterest for ideas!) I used some clear plastic ball ornaments that I bought at Michael's. 
I use plastic so that if anyone drops one they won't break. 

Just like the on the first day, I started by sanding these just a tad in order for the gesso to stick


I then applied two coats of gesso

Once completely dry I used glue and seal and applied bits of torn book pages here and there. This is a messy job so make sure your ready to get your fingers dirty. LOL


I actually used pages from the book 20,000 leagues under the sea by Jules Verne that I got at the thrift store. The book pages were nice and distressed and old looking and since I already have a nice copy, I used it. I already love the way this looks



I then used my Faber-Castell oil pastel crayons to draw hearts and went around with a black outline. I really like the Faber-Castell oil pastels, they are permanent and you can use a finger to blend them. They are awesome and turn out so vibrant.



I ended up drawing three hearts, one purple, one red and one orange
I then added some dots here and there with punchinella and black Archival Ink  


I didn't take a photo of this last step, but I used Tim Holtz Mirrored sheets and his Christmas Stacked Words die to make the word JOY. I applied a bit of the glue and seal to the back (even though it has it's own sticky back, I need more adhesive for the rounded ornament) and added it over my hearts. 
For my last step, I coated the entire ornament with Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium Gloss to give it a nice shiny look and also seal everything

Take a look


I made three of these, one with hearts, one with stars and one with butterflies. 
Thanks again for stopping by, have a great day!!


6 comments:

  1. Great Claudine, love to play with the Christmastree embelishs

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  2. Lovely ornament, Claudine! You have sprinkled me with Christmas spirit today!

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  3. The mirrored letters really look great on these. Another cool project. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Thanks for sharing. You are inspiring!

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