Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ornament Exchange Blog Hop 2017



Check out ALL of the Wonderfull FREE Patterns , from some of your favourite designers, that you can collect during this BLOG HOP!

    Oct 17,18, 19th


               Jane Allen            Amy Mogish        Franca Marzi      Judy Westegaard-Jenkins

               Golda Rader           Debbie Mishima         Tracy Moreau         Linda Sharp


                 Sandy McTier         Deb Antonick       Laure Paillex         Wendy Young


Hopefully you didn't miss ... 


Thank you so much for dropping by and participating in this years

 Ornament Exchange Blog Hop!!

 When Jane asked if I would like to participate I enthusiastically agreed.. then reality hit and I had to actually get something designed, painted and written up! I panicked!! ( we creative types often suffer from bouts of self doubt and second guess EVERYTHING we do)  I had one of those moments. That being said, NOTHING stimulates ones creativity like a deadline and the last minute! Voila! My Holiday Ornament 2017!! As you may ( or may not) know, I LOVE lettering and I love interesting and fun backgrounds so I combined the two for this fun Ornament. As it is quite simple to do, I added the lettering for other holiday inspired words, so that you can create a few others for tree trimming or gifting! Have fun with this!!




I am not ordinarily a "BLUE" person , but this year I am infatuated with this "Bahama Blue" I love the vibrancy of it, and it works so very well for so many things! Throw in an elegant stamp , a little antiquing and of course a stencil and some glitter and you have an elegantly pretty Holiday Ornament. These make great gifts, Tags or tree trimmings, they work up quickly and can be done using any colours of your choice! Ultra contemporary to simply traditional... no matter your choice, the results will be festive and appreciated!

You will Need:

. Small Chalk Board Ornament Blanks from Cupboard Distributing     https://www.cdwood.com

. Elegant Borders Clear Cling Stamp from Stampendous.   https://www.stampendous.com

. Dynasty Faux Squirrel Brushes( 3/4 flat wash, #2 Rigger, 1/4 angle, 3/8 Angle )
  From The Brush Guys   http://www.thebrushguys.com

. StazOn Opaque White Ink Pad from Micheals  http://www.michaels.com

. Snowflake Stencil from Tracy Moreau Design   http://tracymoreau.net

. DecoArt Americana Acrylics  ( Bahama Blue, Peacock Teal, Asphaltum, Warm White, Glamour Dust, Liquid Glass.

. Basic supplies: paper towel, sanding sponge,( White) Graphite paper, Tracing paper, pen or stylus


To Begin:
Base coat the ornament blanks with "Bahama Blue" One coat should do it. If it's not fully opaque thats ok, we are going to distress the surface a little anyway. Let them dry throughly before you sand lightly ( to smooth it out a bit)















Use the stamp to add the lacy effect to the top and bottom of each blank, using the Opaque White stamp pad. Set the blanks aside to dry well.  ( 5 to10 minutes)




NOW we age them a little bit!!
Give the blanks a light sanding, just enough to wear the paint a little thin in a few areas and along the edge , to expose the original surface. Wipe the dust away.







Float the edges of the ornament with Asphaltum. repeat this and walk the colour out toward the center. Let it dry. Apply a wash of thinned Asphaltum over the entire ornament. Let it dry.







Trace and transfer the lettering to the centre of the blank, using white graphite paper ( the black or grey is too dark and harder to remove.)
Shade along the right side of each letter with a float of  Peacock Teal. 

















Using the #2 Rigger and thinned Warm White, Paint in the lettering.
A rigger is like a really long flat brush , so if you press it to the palette to flatten it out , it is excellent for painting lettering in one stroke.

















Spatter the surface with some thinned Warm White. ( spatter with  a  little  Asphaltum if you want to too)
















Position the stencil over the ornament ( randomly) and apply a thin layer of the Liquid Glass over the stencil with a palette knife, carefully remove the stencil. ( it will leave a slightly raised image in place) 
















Generously Sprinkle Glamour Dust over the raised snowflakes while the medium is still wet. 
















Tap on the ornament lightly to to seat the glitter in the medium. Then tap the excess of onto a sheet of paper. Pour the excess back into the bottle. 
















Add  A wire and a small Ribbon or silk flower to the corners, and your ornament is ready to hang. 





Want to WIN ??


DecoArt is providing the DecoArt product used in this project to one lucky winner.  To enter to be a part of this giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post.  I will select the winner on November 3rd.   Each artist in this blog hop will also be offering the DecoArt Give Away, so check out all of their amazing ornaments!!


   Move On Over To The Next Blog For Another Great Ornament At:  Linda Sharp's Blog



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45 comments:

Barb Rauscher said...

I love this ornament, Tracy! I'm a big fan of lettering as well. Thanks for the great directions. Definitely going to try this one!

janeth watson said...

Thank you Tracy! For sharing your talent with us. I really love this ornament.

Denese Poole said...

This is adorable! I'm new to mixed media, so to be able to learn any techniques is awesome! Thank you Tracy! <3

Rosemary Reyes Miller said...

So cute love the new ideas I can always learn.

Susan Bosell said...

Love this ornament, thank you for sharing.

Barb from NJ said...

Wonderful ornaments Tracey. I am enjoying the Blog Hop and thank you for participating.

kathy37166 said...

Thank you for sharing Tracy!

Gail Trautman said...

It is very cute

B4painter said...

Thans, so nice as always Tracy

Heidi Lyons said...

Very pretty yet a simple project! I love the way you always have such neat backgrounds. This might be a good idea for a Christmas card!

Lynda D said...

Lettering is my downfall - but I might be able to manage one word :) Thank you, this is so elegant and love the color.

Julienne Flambe said...

This would look perfect on my living room tree. Cannot wait to make it! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Tracey-0 I love your style! What a nice little ornament, love that the artists in the DecoArt blog hop are using the aqua's, I can wait to get several of Family done.
Thanks for sharing your talent.

Kathy murphy said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Love this! Your lettering is so nice!

Janie said...

Thanks Tracy, Love your designs, as always. Can't wait to make some of these for gifts. They also will be perfect for my tree this year which will be in blues. Thanks again.

creek girl said...

Love the colours, so soft with the look of snow!! Thanks Tracy, always keeping our world colorful with beauty!!

Heather D said...

Thank you Tracy, love Bahama blue too!

Debbie said...

Simple and elegant!! Thank you Tracy! And thanks to all who made this possible!

Molliann stocks said...

This is so soft and sparkly! Thank you so much!

Becky said...

Thank you so much for sharing your design!!

Lori Davis said...

Beautiful, as is all your work!!

K. Richardson said...

LOVE this one - so many awesome elements that could be added to so many other pieces!

sandra odell said...

Love your creativity Tracy! This is so pretty!

Dorothy Holgate said...

I just downloaded this ornament. Thank you!! It is "simply" beautiful!!! I know that I will enjoy painting this piece.

Carrie said...

This is really beautiful Tracy. I am going to download this right now.
Thanks for sharing.

charlotte fletcher@roma land woodcrafts said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Donna Brawner said...

I love the background on your ornament. I have never tried using stamps in my painting. Can't wait to give it a try. Thank you for the wonderful design.

Kathy said...

Love it.. thanks!!

Stephanie said...

THis looks like so much fun!

Linda D said...

Absolutely love this one Tracy! Deadlines suit you well! Thanks so much for sharing your design. Look forward to more blog hops...so much fun!

Gwen Folmar said...

These are wonderful! Thank you very much!!! ❄️🎨❄️

Lynn Barbadora said...

Beautiful Tracy! Thank you!

janeth watson said...

Love you ornament. Thank you for sharing Tracy

Karen said...

Love this ornament. Thanks for sharing

sinsco said...

Very Beautiful Ornament Tracy....thank you for sharing this with us!!! Will make a great GIFT!!!! Love your work!!

Lori Davis said...

Love the colors!

Terri Silva said...

so pretty

Susan Dunlap said...

Love this design! It’s sic! 😍 Simple, yet stunning!

Tracy Gregg said...

Tracy I love this color of your ornament and it's simple elegance. Thank you for your generosity!

Paula Konsavage said...

This ornament is gorgeous. I love it. Thanks for sharing

Doris Kohler said...

Love the technique that you did... thanks for sharing

Connie Bartch said...

Thank you. Love it.

Debbie Eckmier said...

Love how lacy this design looks :-) Bahama blue is one of my favorites too :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing...so many nice ornaments

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