Christmas time and decorating is in full swing at my house and it can get a bit chaotic at times. But, one thing I do make time for is making some new ornaments to put on the tree. This year I made some more canvas ornaments. These are small canvases that are decorated and a piece of lace or twine is attached for hanging.
I ended up making 3 ornaments, each one using a different stencils. I started with 3″ x 3″ canvases, this is a great size to fit lots of color and pieces on, but not too big that it looks awkward on the tree.
The first one has a Damask pattern theme and primary colors are red and black. I layered it with tissues, scrapbook paper and tags from Canvas Corp.
I distressed the tags with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in vintage photo.
The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Damask stencil was a perfect match for this ornament. On the back piece I sponged on Distress Ink in black soot, and on the front I used it with black modeling paste.
The Harlequin stencil is another one of my favorites. I used 2 Americana paints here to add some dimension, and then mixed the Raw Sienna with the modeling paste and spread it on the sides. The scripted tissue was a great match here.
I love this stencil from Dyan Revealy, Dylusions Ho Ho Ho! I used it here with a marker on the word Believe. I connected the “b” and left an opening on the “e’s”, using a marker, you have that control.
The tag on the back makes it easy to hang with a twine and you can write the recipients name on the tag if you’re gifting them.
On this canvas I layered scripted tissue paper from 7gypsies, Americana acrylic paint, DecoArt Media Line modeling paste and here I used Crafter’s Workshop stencil Chicken Wire and Mini Tile Texture. I adhered the paper with Media Line’s matte medium to the canvas.
For the back I glued on a 7gypsies tag and twine for hanging. I finished it off by stenciling on the word Merry from the Dylusions stencil.
I love how unique they each came out, even though I used many of the same techniques.
They are so easy to make and I hope you are inspired to make your own for your Christmas tree this year.
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