Nov 24, 2015

Mixed Media Christmas Ornament

ornament 1
 I have been trying to think of a way to make some mixed media Christmas ornaments with things I already have.  I decided to cut some large die cut shapes from cardboard.  I glued two pieces together to make it extra thick.  Next, I painted the shapes with gesso, then applied texture paste through a stencil.  I gave them a spray of aqua and yellow.
sprays
For my focal point I stamped and embossed the flower and leaves in black, then gave them a wash of the same inks watered down.  
ornament 2
 I rubbed a pigment ink around the edges of the shape and embossed with gold EP.  I love how this highlights the stencil paste!
ornament 3
 I decided to use the letters from Tim Holt'z sentiment die.  To line them up straight I used the cast off of the die.  I applied a super thin strip of mounting tape to each letter, then carefully lined them up in the holes.  I hope you like this very nontraditional ornament.  I really had fun making it!  Hope to share the second with you soon, just ran out of time last night.
ornament 4
Sharing the ornamental love with Mixed Media World for their Anything Goes challenge HERE, with Anything But Cute for their It's Ornamental challenge HERE, with Mixed Media Place for their Christmas Inspiration challenge HERE, with MMMC for their Texture challenge HERE, and with SSS for their Christmas challenge HERE.  I'm also entering the Prima 12 Days of Christmas challenge #8 - Color Bloom Sprays HERE.
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Image

29 comments:

Strangely Creative said...

Hello Autumn! Oh I just love the colours you have used, they work so beautifully together and the shapes and textures are just perfect! it is such a lovely ornament for the tree and the gold sets it off wonderfully well! Cxx (FA for November at Anything But Cute)

MaryH said...

My goodness, this is an awesome ornament for your tree. First, handmade with love, is always the best decoration for any tree. Love that you used the die shape, all the mixed media supplies to make it such an eye grabber too. The gold of the sentiment really shines, and I love the stencil design. Great idea to highlight that pretty flower as you did with the colors. TFS & Hugs

Anita Houston said...

What an original and gorgeous ornament!!! LOVE the background!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Love your ornament Autumn! The design and colours you have used are great!
Thanks bunches for visiting me and leaving such warm, comfort words. Hugs!
Lula

Mac Mable said...

What a creative idea. Love how you've made your own ornaments. Great texture and gorgeous colours x

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous mixed media ornament. Love the colors and the design. A great idea.
Thanks so much for your sweet comment and visiting my blog.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my what a wonderful creation Autumn you are so inspirational, I love the texture on the base of the ornament, it must look fantastic on a tree.
hugs
lorraine x

Mimi said...

This is so awesome and mermaid-y! You know, I thought it was a lot easier to email on Blogger... hmph, I need to find the proper gadget for that. Anyway, I'm at cjjmmj at gmail dot com. I just was talking about my daughter's biggest incident today. I'm glad you said your week is improving. Lots to be thankful for.

Maxine D said...

What a great idea for an ornament - love the way you lined up the letters :-)
Blessings
Maxine

nwilliams6 said...

Great techniques! Fab idea, and this is really, really pretty!!!! Love it and you have given me some good ideas for something I have been thinking about. Wonderful project! Hugz

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! I love this idea Autumn and you have chosen such wonderful and unique shapes for your base! Love the aqua background colours and the gold accents just shine and shimmer in the light of the tree!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'It's Ornamental' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous work!!!
Thank you so very much for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Mandy said...

Gorgeous ornament Autumn! I love the texture and the flower is so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Becca Cruger said...

I always feel like I should try my hand at making an ornament, but I think they're going to turn out icky. Yours, on the other hand, is so cool! I bet it's the best thing on the tree!

Petra Swart said...

This is so beautiful, Autumn and such a clever idea!!!! How wonderful your tree will look decorated with a few of these - wouldn't need anything else!!!! Really lovely!!
Have a great day!!!

craftytrog said...

This is so cute and festive Autumn! I love the colour! xx

Pawsitively Creative said...

Very pretty ornament and the picture you have shared is perfectly festive! Those wash if colors and the gold highlights are gorgeous and so well done. Very creative base and shape for your design. The texture with the gold is a beaut! Awesome sauce ornament!

Thanks for joining in our "It's Ornamental" challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugz. ~Niki DT

Sara Barker said...

Autumn, this is such a festive ornament and those non traditional colors just sweep me off my feet. Adding those gold touches put those greens and yellows over the top, and your ornament just glows in the light of the tree! So pretty! I agree, I love how the embossing powder highlights the texture paste! Thank you for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Ginny Maxam said...

I am really inspired!! Love this ornament and thanks for the tutorial!!
Ginny M

Tracey said...

Really pretty ornament....love the texture. Love the non traditional colours, loving all the gold sparkle too!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Fabulous ornament! Thank you for playing with the Creative Gym #14 over at Mixed Media Place!

butterfly said...

Love that scrumptious texture and the colours are right up my street!
Alison xx

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Autumn, I am so excited to see all your mixed media work! This is gorgeous, and I see you have lots of admirers too! Beautifully done, sweet friend! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Beautiful, brilliant, practical, and soooooooo amazing!! I love all the texture on your ornament and I think they'd be awesome to give as a gift, too! Two thumbs up from ME! :) Thank you so much for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. xo

Donna B. said...

Awesome ornament! Love the texture. Thanks for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Rachel said...

really gorgeous ornament. love the color combo of the spray mists you used. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Pascale B. said...

Fantastic background work! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Awesome! Amazing texture! Thank you for joining our challenge at Mixed Media Place!

Athanasia said...

Lovely work! So creative! Thank you for joining our challenge at Mixed Media Place!

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