Sunday, December 10, 2017

December Blog Hop

Good morning everyone. I m so excited to be in my first blog hop I love trying to find new ways to use my stamps and this just happens to be one of them. Christmas ornaments out of air dry clay. I mentioned to some of you that I would be showing how I make these so lets get started. :D

I am a big fan of making our own Christmas ornaments, it brings such good memories to Christmas for me. Something handmade is always better then store bought I always believe. I love to use polymer clay but for this I just wanted to try something new. 

This is the Clay I used. I took my stamp that I wanted to use and pushed it into the clay, then cut around it being careful not to touch the design to much. I pierced a hole at the top for the string to draw through. 
 I allowed the clay to sit for 2 days, it says 24 hours but I felt the longer the better.

I took distress ink and a water brush and brushed on ground espresso all over it to give it a vintage wash look. I wiped off the high points of the image so that the ink was only in the groves. Then painted red over the banner and scallops to make it pop. 

Here it is on my tree. I just love how it turned out don't you!

I hope you enjoyed this little technique and give it a try for yourself.  
 Stamps used for this project  Holiday Hugs From Unity Stamp Co.

Don't for get to leave a comment and hop to the next blog. Thanks for stopping by. 

Amanda Garrett your hear 

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  1. Oh how cute, I have seen cards with this stamp but your ornament will last forever. I can not buy any kits at this time but love the stamps I see coming out of them

  2. Thanks so much for sharing how you did this. This is so amazing. Just love that moose bulb so much!

  3. Hey friend, this is amazing and such a fantastic idea. Thanks for showing all us card makers up... hahaha. jk. but seriously.

  4. great many ideas on this little time!!! thank goodness for pinterest!!!

  5. Wow, what a wonderful idea! Could make nice gifts also! Great job!

  6. Oh Amanda, this fabulous! I was curious as to what type of clay you used. Thanks for sharing.☺

  7. I never thought of using stamps in clay. How clever! It turned out so pretty!

  8. Love this idea! This is a great stamp to use for this project.

  9. I really, really love this. I make ornaments each year, but have struggled for inspiration this year. I think I have found my inspiration.

  10. Love seeing unique ways to use our stamps!

  11. Wow!! Such a simple idea but amazing! I'm ordering some of the clay and giving this a try ~ ASAP! Thanks you for the inspiration!

  12. Hi Amanda! This ornament is amazing. Love it.

  13. How cute is that!! Thanks for showing how you did this. That ornaments stamp was the perfect one to use. I love this!!!

  14. I love your technique of painting! Wow! so pretty! Merry Christmas XO

  15. I love something handmade rather
    than store-bought. When I put
    up a tree, I had one that was
    nothing by hand-stitched ornaments,
    things the kids made at school or
    church, etc. Always made me
    happy to see it. Don't put it
    up anymore and miss seeing it.
    thanks for sharing.

  16. What a cute ornament! Great job on your first blog hop!

  17. Ok, now I have an even longer wish list. Need some of that model magic. Your ornament was super creative. Love how it looks hanging on your tree. Great job photographing it.

  18. I never would have thought to use my stamps with clay! Great idea! :)


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