Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Coloring on Wood Ornaments | Brutus Monroe Blog Hop

Hello everyone!

This week for the Brutus Monroe blog hop we are challenged with making ornaments! So fitting for this time of year. So head on over to the Brutus Monroe Blog to start the hop if you like, so you can see all of the creations from the Inspiration team. Or follow the hop list below when your ready!

For my ornaments I decided to go ahead and use these wood slices. I did originally buy these for a similar purpose but I thought that the little snow globe from the November stamp of the month would look really cute as an ornament. 

The wood slices I bought are from a local craft store in my area but you can find these on line. I'm using Prismacolor Pencils to color my images in. Since I'm hand stamping these with an acrylic block and not coloring them with alcohol markers, I tend to automatically grab for my Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. It's habit. I'm sure though that the Brutus Monroe Raven ink will have a similar effect. 

I used various colors of pencils to color the snow globe in. The main color for the globe is the PC938 white pencil. Coloring with the white pencil on the wood slices is very similar to coloring kraft card stock. 

Once I had my images colored I went in and brightened some areas with a white gel pen and also used a Stardust gel pen to add some shimmer to the tree, snow and around the outside of the globe. Ornaments should have as much shimmer as possible! 

Now my next steps to involve a drill, drill bit and some spray paint. A hole is drilled at the top so that some twine can be threaded through so that the ornaments can hand. Before adding the twine or ribbon though I used some Krylon Glossy clear coat spray paint,  I already had this on hand. You could skip this step. I just like the added protection. I Sprayed several thin coats on each. This will protect the soft wax based pencil coloring and keep the shimmer from the stardust pen intact. 

Then I added the baker's twine and ribbon, both oldies from my stash, to decorate my snow globe ornaments a little more. Now I'm looking at the rest of the Brutus Monroe holiday stamps and wondering what else can I fit on these wood slices to make into ornaments. This turned out to be an easier project then I first thought it would be. 

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Jessica ❤

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