Canvas Christmas Ornaments

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.
 
Canvas Christmas Ornaments created by Carmen Whitehead Designs

 

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.
 
Canvas Christmas Ornaments created by Carmen Whitehead Designs
 
 
I distressed the tags with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in vintage photo.
 
 
Canvas Christmas Ornaments created by Carmen Whitehead Designs
 
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.
 
Canvas Christmas Ornaments created by Carmen Whitehead Designs


 
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.
 
Canvas Christmas Ornaments created by Carmen Whitehead Designs
 
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.
 
Canvas Christmas Ornaments created by Carmen Whitehead Designs
 
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.
 
Canvas Christmas Ornaments created by Carmen Whitehead Designs
 
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.
 
Canvas Christmas Ornaments created by Carmen Whitehead Designs


 
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.
 
Canvas Christmas Ornaments created by Carmen Whitehead Designs
 
I love how unique they each came out, even though I used many of the same techniques.
 
Canvas Christmas Ornaments created by Carmen Whitehead Designs
 
They are so easy to make and I hope you are inspired to make your own for your Christmas tree this year.
 
 
Blessings,
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