Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

I just finished putting up my Christmas tree!! Yeah, I know, I'm weird, but I love Christmas decorations. I put it up before Halloween one year. It was kinda funny, carved pumpkins on the porch and the whole inside decked out in Christmas =).

I made some ornaments last night! The first two are done with reinkers and glitter. Amy Rysavy has a great tutorial on her HERE.

By the way, the spots on the ornaments are just the reflection of the lights on the tree.

The first one was done with Riding Hood Red mixed with a little water and Martha Stewart White Marble glitter.

This one didn't quite work out right, but I think I like it anyway =). I used Blue Bayou mixed with Soft Sky and a little water.

This one uses Pearl Ex and Crystal Effects. I've seen these done with acrylic paint before, but I didn't want to do that, so I thought I'd experiment with crystal effects instead. I basically just followed Amy's tutorial, only using CE and Pearl Ex instead. I will tell ya, this takes almost a whole jar of pearl ex. These are also very tricky. I tried 3 more after this one and none of them even looked halfway decent. The back side of this one actually looks pretty bad, but at least the front looks good =)!

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Kathy W said...

super cool! great link for tutorial easy enough that I might give this ago. btw I love Christmas too!

Melissa said...

Awesome Emily! I LOVE Christmas too and am glad I've found a kindred spirit!

Many Blessings,

Cheryl said...

Emily these are great! They are fun but sometimes sloppy to do. Now we need to see the whole tree. I am painting this week but plan on putting trees up next week.

Lorie said...

Oh, my gosh...I can't believe you have your tree up already! The ornaments are beautiful though! Do you take it down right after Christmas then?

Erin... said...

Those are fatastic! Oh and i thought everyone started christmas decorating on Nov 1? Guess it's just us:) I'm already 24 hours of christmas music:)

Marilyn said...

These are awesome Emily!! I had to chuckle at your early Christmas decorating - maybe you could come decorate my house now that yours is done? I never get my stuff up until a couple of weeks before Christmas! LOL!

Tiffany Bauer said...

These are totally awesome and I am going to be making some of these this year!!!TFS!

KJ said...

Those are fantastic ornaments! Great job!