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Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's December!

It's December and time to get serious about Christmas!  Today I'll show a couple of ornaments I've made for an ornament swap this weekend. Unfortunately, it's hard to get pictures that show them well because of the glimmer and shine.

Both are made in a similar way.  I started with a clear glass ornament and covered it with alcohol ink - dabbing it all over with the applicator.  For this first one I used cranberry and silver mixative.  I then applied elements cut with my Silhouette from white sticky-backed vinyl.  Then I sprayed it with a clear glaze.  That gave me a look that was a bit different than I had planned as the glaze caused the color to run over the vinyl, but it was an interesting effect.  I finished the ornament by adding a white ribbon bow at the top and little rhinestone stickers.  This is what the back looks like:

My second ornament was done in a similar way, but I used Stream and Gold Mixative alcohol inks and sprayed it with the glossy glaze BEFORE I added the sticky-backed vinyl elements - this time cut from gold.
Some gold jewel stickers and gold ribbon finished it off.  Oh yes, I also used a gold leafing pen to color the cap of the ornament gold instead of the silver it was originally.  Tomorrow I'll show the little boxes I made to put them in.

Note: Most of these designs were freebies from the web - I added words to them.  I'm not sure where all of them came from, but the large snowflake was from Monica Bjork at, and the main design on the blue ball came from Tina at (her website is - check it out, she has gorgeous designs!).  If the snowflake ring is yours, let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.


Karenliz said...

Your ornaments are so beautful!

pennyd said...

Beautiful! I like them both but I really like the blue/gold combination.

Fabrizio said...

Gorgeous baubles ! They really put me in a Christmassy mood. X :)