Christmas Ornament

I told DH this morning that I was in the Christmas spirit, and ready to start decorating the house.   I think he believes I'm a little insane because it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but he's really good at keeping those thoughts to himself :))  He put on a Christmas CD, and I started on some ornaments.  In an effort to avoid cleaning, I thought I'd post a little tutorial on how I made my ornament. 

Christmas ornament (1 of 1)
I started by inking the edges of a Tattered Angels tile with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Because it's a water-soluble ink, I then sealed it with PYMII.  You could also use a fixative.  This will keep the ink from bleeding when I add embossing ink.

Christmas ornament (1 of 1)-2 I mixed up some ultra-fine clear embossing powder (UTEE would work great, I just didn't have any on hand), and glitter.  I then inked my tile with clear embossing ink, sprinkled it with the embossing powder and glitter mixture, tapped off the excess, and heated it with a heat gun.  To get it nice and glossy, while it was still hot I sprinkled it again, tapped off the excess, and heated it.  I repeated this step twice.  If I were using UTEE I could have done this in less steps and had the same glossy effect.

Christmas ornament (1 of 1)-3 Ridiculously easy, right?!?

Christmas ornament I added a photo (of Christin and me), and decorated it with trim and flowers.
Christmas ornament (1 of 1)-4  I hung it over the fireplace while it waits for tree to go up.
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20 responses

  1. Love this look Melissa! Would you mind giving the definitions for PYMII and UTEE? Thanks! Off to try my own (instead of cleaning the bathrooms!)

  2. This is a beautiful ornament. You are very talented and have fabulous ideas. I would love to be able to subscribe to your blog by email but I did not find that option. Is that possible? It is the only way I can keep up with the blogs I really, really, like and yours would be one of them.

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