Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Few Christmas Ornaments - Take One

I have been getting into the Christmas mood lately and have been working on several ornaments this week and last week and the week prior haha!! 
I have several to show you over the next three or so days.
For my first ornaments these will be entered into the 
This week Nellie is asking us to do something with a Christmas theme in mind. A card or a Christmas Project.
For my ornaments here, I chose to use a really cute Stampotique stamp by Maryse Carrier called Wow.

I used some plastic flattened ornaments that I bought at Michael's. I took the tops off and set that aside and then sanded them a bit and then applied two coats of gesso over each one.

I made my first ornament by applying old torn book pages to the surface after applying gesso first. I used Glue and Seal to apply the book pages all over the ornament. The Glue and Seal worked like a charm.
I then stamped my image onto a piece of distressed paper and colored her with Copic markers.
I wrote my sentiment in black marker and then added everything to the ornament. I also added some ribbon around the top and will add a gift tag for the person this one is going to.

For my second ornament I also painted this with two coats of gesso. I also added two coats of green acrylic paint and splattered some red and white paint across it.

I then used tissue paper to stamp my image and write out my sentiment. I colored my image with Copic markers again and used glue and seal to apply them to the ornament. I added a little ribbon to the top of this one as well.

I then went around the edges with of my image and my sentiment on both ornaments with black Faber-Castell oil pastel crayon.  I love how you can smear the colors around the edges and then it's also permanent so I can seal everything. 

Here are my finished two ornaments.

Thanks again for coming by and if you didn't catch my last post, I made the announcement that I am honored to be on the Stampotique Design team for 2014.
You can check out the official post 

So excited!!!


  1. woohoo Stampotique DT I am so proud of you my friend. I love their stamps...this is fab news I am so happy for you and love love love your ornaments!!!!
    susan s

  2. Two beautiful Christmas ornaments, Claudine!! I love them both! A simple project but with BIG return on your time and effort! Merry Christmas!

  3. Love the ornaments. They are making me want to do some Christmas crafting! Thanks for sharing them.

  4. Oh my....these Christmas ornaments are fabolous.....i just LOVE them . May I ask what do you mean by " flattened" ..... Did you actually make the plastic ornament flat ???? Sorry if this is a " dummie" question...
    Hugs from SPAIN

  5. Cool idea for an ornament, nice effect and the image is great

  6. great pieces will have to do this for next year!