Friday, September 18, 2015

Never Too Early for Christmas Ornaments

I my book, it's never too early to think about Christmas and holiday decorations. And right now there are fewer than 100 days until the big event!! So, Chloe and I started making ornaments for our tree.

We began with a ball of Creative Paperclay® that we rolled out to a thickness of about 3/8".

We placed this slab of clay in a snowflake embossing folder. 

When the clay was between the leaves of the folder, we gentle pressed on the top to emboss the design onto the clay.

After transferring the embossed clay slab to our work surface, we outlined the simple shape of a Christmas tree, and cut it out.

Next, was making the ornaments for our tree. We traced and cut out a star, and rolled small balls of clay for ornaments.

To make the ornaments easier to paint, I inserted a pin into each one. Now, all the pieces were set aside to dry.

Before painting with acrylic paints, we sanded the rough edges of the tree with Sandits. These are the handiest sanding implements!!

After painting, the last step was to glue a bezel on the back for hanging. 

Here's out finished ornament, all ready for our tree.



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