Friday, October 17, 2008

Ceramic Ornaments

I found these ornaments at Hobby Lobby, regular price $1 but got it on sale. They aren't as fine a grain ceramic as the ones SU use to sell years ago but the price was right! My idea was to use Tim Holtz crackle paint and stamp on that. Well, FYI, it doesn't stick. After it dried it was falling off so I started to peel it off. Fortunately it stuck in a few places on the edges and did tint the white ornament a nice ivory color. I stamped the image of the vintage Santa in Palet black and colored with chalks. I like the vintage look with the cracked paint. I think it turned out pretty nice. What do you think?

Then I stamped the back and found out they aren't perfectly flat so when I stamped the greeting, I inked up the UM image on the acrylic block with red StazOn and then took it off and rubbed it with my fingers to transfer the image. All images are by Artistic Outpost.

Next I outlined the ornament in Krylon leafing pen and sealed.

After I took the picture, I did add some white liquid applique on the hat and cuffs on the Santa. I'm not sure I really like it though.
The picture isn't as clear but you can get the idea of where I put the liquid applique.
So head out to HL to get your ornaments (they're in the Christmas craft section) and see what you can come up with. Make these for little gifts, package add on, hang around a bottle of wine or for your own tree.


Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful use of the AO Santa image Betty!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just beautiful, great idea!

LadyDoc said...

These are LOVELY!

Cathy said...

these turned out beautifully, betty. I love the crackly look on the background.

Etha said...

oh wow thanks for the tip! I'm heading over there today!! I love those ceramic ornaments, had a bunch last year but did not get enough. After I found out how easy it is to stamp on them they were gone.
Great job on the ornaments!! love that santa ;)

Beth said...

Beautiful ornament Betty and love the tips for using it,