Hi Everyone - Christmas Tree Decorations is the theme this week on the Artfull Crafts Blog - take a look at these ideas and be sure to check out the other ladies posts - especially this great paper ornament from Tina.
Musical Kaisercraft Flourishes
I love these flourishes from Kaisercraft - one word of warning - they are VERY delicate! Even prizing them off the paper can be tricky so handle with care. They are so beautiful though..
I painted the tree with red paint and then stamped over the top with white ink using the Kaisercraft Sheet Music stamp. To give a little lift and sparkle I have added some rhinestones..
Here I gave the ornament a base coat of red and then dry-brushed white paint over the top to try and get a vintagey look. Again I used the music stamp and added some rhinestones for bling.
To demonstrate how delicate these are - my husband just this second stepped on this one by accident whereby it shattered into a hundred pieces LOL. He might be getting humbugs in his stocking this year...
These were so much fun to make. I have used some DAS white clay (from any craft store or the Warehouse here in NZ), rolled it out to about 1/4 inch and then rolled it on top of a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I have played around with using the embossed and de-bossed sides for different effects. I then used a cookie cutter to cut out the shapes
Acrylic Stamp Stamping!
To make these ornaments I simply rolled the clay flat and pressed the Kaisercraft Be Merry Stamp hard into the clay using an acrylic block and then cut around it with a knife. I saw something similar on the Kaiser blog and thought it would be a fun way to try and make a tree shape!
Any questions - just post it in a comment and I will reply.