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Jane Allen Amy Mogish Franca Marzi Judy Westegaard-Jenkins
Golda Rader Debbie Mishima Tracy Moreau Linda Sharp
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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
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!!
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