Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Hand Painted Ornaments and Taking a Holiday Break

A year ago in this POST, I shared that my son had gifted me a box of wooden ornaments.  I painted some of them last year, and finally got around to painting the stars and snowflakes this year.  It was harder to paint the stars and snowflakes because I didn't know what to do with them because of the shape.  I didn't want to just paint them one solid color and throw glitter on them, so this is what I came up with.

For the stars, I painted them white then I stamped Christmas messages on all but three.  Then I stamped a starry background using silver metallic ink.  The snowman star I painted a very light grey so that the snowman would stand out.  All the stamps are retired Stampin' Up!

This is what the ornaments looked like before they were painted.

The snowflakes were the hardest to try and figure out what to do with.  I already have a lot of white, glitter snowflake ornaments so I wanted to do something different.  I ended up using a pearlized drop paint called "Liquid Pearls" to create a 3D design on the ornaments.  You simply squeeze the tube to create dots and lines.  I used three different colors:  gold, iridescent white, and a petal pink.

And here are the rest of the ornaments from the very same kit that I painted last year.  You can get all the details in THIS POST.

I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I will be taking a blogging break to spend time with family and I will see again the week of January 8th!

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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  1. They all turned out so wonderfully! Loving each one of these shapes! This really does make a wonderful gift for any artist/crafter.
    Enjoy your holiday break!
    Merry Christmas!

    1. thank you! I enjoyed painting them, but I still have no idea what to do with them. Merry Christmas.

  2. Amy,
    I love the hand made and painted ornaments!! Thanks so much for dropping by and for your sweet words about my Doll House!!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  3. Those are so very wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Fabulous decorations. So special to have decorations with your own unique touches.

  5. Happy new year, Amy! Looking forward to doing the online life with you in the year ahead. Thank you for sparking smiles with your creativity and joy. I'm grateful for you ...

    1. Happy New Year to you too! I look forward to 2024 Blogland as well. Thanks so much!

  6. I LOVE your ornaments! I hope you had a wonderful break and a happy new year! I am checking in on some friends who used to linkup with me at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Since that linkup ended in 2023, I wanted to invite some of you to my new linkup, There's No Place Like Home, each Tuesday on my blog, I hope you will visit and share your links! Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you! Happy New Year to you too. Yes, I'll definitely link up. That was a bummer when "Encouraging Hearts and Home" ended.

    2. Thanks so much for joining with my first There's No Place Like Home Linkup!
      I will be sharing this bloghop each Tuesday on my new blog space:
      I really hope you can join this upcoming Tuesday!
      Thank you again!

    3. Stacy I'm having a hard time finding your new blog space. The link takes me to a page that says "blog not found"

  7. Lovely decorations! Wishing you and yours all the best for this new year, dear Amy, hope it's a good one!


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