I have had this ornament design rolling around in my head for awhile so it feels good to get it done. I really do like how it turned out. I do wish I could get a better photograph of it.
The challenge on the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog is anything goes. Yeah - my ornament came to life.
The clear glass ornaments that you can buy at the holidays are wonderful to create with. They are a blank canvas. I put a coat of clear gesso on the front of the ornament. I painted some dictionary pages with gesso and when it was ready I stamped Mr. Snowman. I colored the few things that you need to color on a snowman. I used my Faber Castell Big Brush pens. I put the snowman on the front of the ornament with gel medium. I then used some embossing paste for my snowbank. The sky was painted with distress paints. I used a stencil to add the white dots in the sky (snow). I brushed Glass Bead Glitter Gel over the snowbank and snowman. I added some snowflake stickers to the sky.
I am also going to enter this ornament in the monthly challenge on the Faber Castell blog. The challenge this month is to make a gift for someone using your mixed media supplies.
I am also sharing this ornament on the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog which is Christmas/Holiday.
Next week I will do a tutorial on the different steps for making this ornament on the Mixed Media Mojo blog.
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