here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
a 20 minute podcast by Crazy BeYOUtiful

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

one ornament done 2 ways...

today I'm over on the Ranger blog with a fun holiday ornament tutorial...

I thought it would be fun to take the same ornament & show you another way to alter it...
with different colors...
and a different style...

here's the ornament I started with for both this post & the Ranger post...
it's a simple, thin wood ornament that I picked up at Hobby Lobby...

I'm sure you can find something similar...


and here's the finished ornament...


I recently updated to another iPad & somehow...
the step out photos are LOST IN SPACE...
they're not on iCloud...
they're just lost in space...
boohoo...

but I think you can follow along with these simple steps...

the ornament tutorial over at Ranger does have step out photos to help...
so I hope you'll check it out...

ok...
for this ornament, ink the large circle portion with tree branch archival ink, sprinkle on the coordinating tree branch embossing powder & then heat it to melt the powder...

when the powder is cool, add shading to the edges with potting soil archival ink, using the blending tool...

ink a text stamp with potting soil archival & stamp randomly over the embossing powder, to add a little extra layer to the background...
then give it a quick dry...

next...
ink the spatter stamp with snow cap white pigment ink & stamp over the embossing powder & give it a quick dry...

it's simple to change the top to metallic with the distress stains...
remember to SHAKE before using!

when the stain is dry, ink the polka dot stamp with watering can archival & stamp over the ornament top...

to create the holly, brush a thin layer of glue n seal onto a piece of clearly for art...
I used the clear version...
add a vintage dictionary page, brayer it & give it a quick dry...

 use jet black archival to stamp the holly on the paper side...

with the coordinating stencil, use leaf green on the mini blending tool, to ink just the leaves...
you'll see photos of this step over at Ranger...

now cut out the leaves, heat to soften the CFA & shape to make the leaves dimensional...

***no need to ink the berries, since they will be covered***


the next step is to ink the 6 petal art parts flower with red geranium archival ink, sprinkle on red geranium embossing powder & heat to melt...

ink the vintage mesh background stamp with watering can archival & stamp over the art parts flower...
and again...
give it a quick dry...

to create the flower center, ink the reverse dots background stamp with dandelion archival ink & stamp onto a manila scrap...
use a ½ inch paper punch to punch a circle, which is a perfect fit for tim's large custom fastener...
add a drop of multi medium to the fastener center & that holds the polka dot circle securely in the fastener...

use an awl to make a hole in the center of the art parts flower...
it needs to be large enough to accept the custom fastener prongs...

the LOVE art part gets inked with watering can archival ink, sprinkled with watering can embossing powder, then heat embossed...
when the powder cools, use watering can archival to stamp polka dots over the word & dry...

now that the holly leaves are ready & the flower is complete, test drive their placement to help you decide where to stamp the flourishes...
they will be peeking out from under the holly...
use jet black to stamp them...

use multi-medium to glue the pieces in place & add a hanger to the finished ornament...

the back is a perfect spot for a stamped sentiment/holiday greeting...

if you're giving this as a gift, make sure to sign & date it...


 here's a little peek at the other version of this ornament...
 you'll find it over on the Ranger blog...






as always...
thanks for stoping by...

have a great day &

make art!
wendy


21 comments:

Dorothy said...

So creative!! I love this!!
Thanks!!

stamping sue said...

Oooooo! like this ornament better than the one on ranger blog.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Scrapthat said...

Just left you love on the Ranger blog...Love this one too Wendy! TFS

Nicole Wright said...

Adorable! I'm sure Michaels will have these...or the $1 Store. I love homemade ornaments. My tree is all homemade. TFS :)

Cec said...

Ooooh, I like your version and with some minor adjustments on colour, it would look perfect on my tree. I might just have to head out to the dollar store or Michaels to see what they have to offer (no HL here - boo hoo).
Hugs!
Cec

SusanK said...

These look like fun and so easy to customize to fit the colors of your home's holiday decorations!

Colleen O said...

Great way to take a simple wood ornament and make it beautiful

Sue Waters said...

Love them both!

Kate said...

Love, love, love this version and I have some of those wooden baubles stashed away - now I just have to find them!

Kate

Rea' said...

Love it ... but I love your work ... between you , Tim and his "Crew" ... I spend so much time drooling ...
I told you I was broke... I might have to sneak off to Hobby Lobby TODAY ( it's all your fault ) :)
Such amazing inspiration ... Thank You !

Lisa said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous!! Love, love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Vic said...

Sweet! I love them both.

Dolly LaBelle said...

I love them. I am always stumped with how to use the wooden ornaments, and these are really nice to copy. Thanks!

Anita Houston said...

LOVED the Ranger tut and love this one too! So cool and what an alteration!

Craftychris said...

So gorgeous! I love it! xxx

Claudine Criner said...

Both tutorials are fabulous, thanks for sharing Wendy. Now I must go shopping for these ornaments.

famillemarleau said...

It's very beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

Shari Trumbull said...

Absolutely LOVE these ornaments, Wendy!! So fun and easy!! I popped over to the Ranger blog then back again--just had to say WOW!! Fabulous activity for the holidays!! XOXO-Shari T.

Wanda Hentges said...

It's a beautiful ornament, Wendy, and so is the one on the Ranger site!!!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I love both of them, they're gorgeous.

Buttons said...

Oh my that tree of yours will look really special this year decorated with beauties like these. Loving them! Jenny x