This tutorial shows how I went about making the holiday ornaments seen in 'The Christmas Money Shot' layout.
The Bo Bunny Noel Christmas line has a few patterned papers with Christmas ornaments printed on them. I didn't want to ruin the patterned paper & I also wanted the ornaments to be transparent so that the flourish I had masked underneath would show through the ornaments. So cutting the ornaments from the paper wouldn't have worked for me. So I decided to attempt to make my own ornaments with transparencies & alcohol inks. This is the result!
Basic supplies needed for the ornaments are: transparencies or acrylic, gold, silver, bronze etc...embossing powder (color all depends on how you want the ornaments to look) embossing ink, alcohol inks (I used Currant & Copper alcohol inks for my ornaments), circle template, die or punch & your choice of stamps.
I cut the acrylic into circles. I inked my alcohol ink applicator with primarily Currant ink & just a few dabs of Copper. I then proceeded to 'tap' the alcohol ink onto my transparency circles. I kept the inking light because I wanted the designs behind the ornaments to show through. If by some reason you make the ornaments too dark just remember to add a few drops of the Blending Solution to lighten the ink.
Notice how in this picture I had Gold Stickles as well on my list of supplies. I didn't end up using them. This happens to me all the time. I improvise as I go.
I have a flourish stamp set by See D's that were perfect to create the flourishes on my ornaments. I inked the stamp with embossing ink--stamped the flourish on my acrylic & heat embossed the flourish with gold embossing powder. Remember to emboss slowly & at a distance. If you get too close to the transparency, it'll warp. Also remember that you're stamping on transparency/acrylic. This surface is non-pourous & can get slippery. If you apply too much pressure when stamping you may slip & fudge your design--I made did this mistake several times...
Here are my ornaments--ready to be displayed.
Hope you found this tutorial helpful & as always thank you for stopping by!
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