Friday, November 07, 2014

Christmas ornaments--I hope you won't be offended!

Do you like your Christmas colors to be strictly traditional?  If so, I hope you aren't offended by these ornaments--I broke out some non-traditional colors to create some arty Christmas goodies for friends . . .

First, let me say that no matter what colors you use to decorate with at Christmas, in my mind, glitter is always appropriate.  Which will explain the fact that each of these is pretty much coated with DecoArt Glamour Dust paints--incredible sparkle!  You probably know how hard it is to capture twinkly in a photograph, but I tried for you:
You can see I added some shine to the butterfly wings, as well, and did you notice the snow?  It's not just "snow," it's GLISTENING, Glittering Snow--NO way I'm passing up snow that glistens AND glitters.
Altered Pages butterfly, Leaky Shed Studios Scroll Bracket Frame
Next is a turquoise/aqua angel--trust me, the flowers are sparkly like crazy, coated with Aqua Glamour Dust Glitter Paint and a powdering of the Glistening Snow-Tex.  The ornament itself is painted with Cobalt Teal Fluid Acrylic and a DecoArt Crackle Glaze/Antique Cream combo, which makes it look almost enameled:
Altered Pages angel, Leaky Shed Studio Scroll Frame Ornament
All the ornaments were constructed using DecoArt Matte Medium, which also makes a nice protective coating for the collage images.  I really like this next one--the crackles are much more obvious on the larger surface:
Altered Pages angel, Leaky Shed Studio Snowflakes
How about a peek at one more?
She's an Altered Pages angel, too!
If you'd like to see the rest of this little Christmas angel, please pop over to the Leaky Shed Studio blog for a better look.  Thank you for letting me share these ornaments with you, and have a wonderful weekend!

15 comments:

Nan G said...

Gorgeous Trisha. Love sparkle I can see which means, it must really sparkle IRL. :) And love love the crackle. Hugs

Robin Horasanian said...

Wow, I love the sparkly ornaments. I am a traditional color girl at Christmas, but these are so pretty! The orange butterfly piece is stunning.

TangledBlueRose said...

These are so gorgeous! Love the colors, I think they are wonderful. I need to get some of the DecoArt supplies, they look amazing! Love the 'snow'!
~kim

trisha too said...

OH man, that snow is awesome--I wanted to put it all over EVERYTHING, but my daughter was standing over my shoulder, and gave me a

"Mom, don't you think that's enough??"

lol!

Heather Alger said...

Absolutely Love these, fab designs and colours :)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow, Trisha, I am not in the least offended! These ornaments are gorgeous! I wish I knew how to photograph glitter because I've been spreading it on projects like it's going out of style lately, but I can't capture the effect one little bit! I adore how you've used Crackle on these too! I just bought some from Prima and can't wait to crack it open! This is such a lovely post! xxx

Danie May said...

These are just gorgeous Trisha! Your friends are just going to love them! xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Definitely not offended!
Beautiful, vibrant colours and all that sparkle, essential for Christmas.
Wishes
Lynne

Jean Moore said...

EXCELLENT!!!!!!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

So pretty, loving the teal ornament. Glitter is good! :))

Barbara Rankin said...

These are beautiful! Looks like you've been having fun!!!

Michele said...

oh my goodness Trisha these are soooo awesome! I love the nontraditional colors and all the sparkle! in fact you are such a temptress that I went to the deco site and ordered some of what you used! xo

Sandy Leigh said...

These are sooo gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them. Sandy Leigh

Monique Deconinck k said...



waouh super oce

Chrysalis said...

They're all fabulous, Trisha, but I especially love the angel one. Well done on breaking out of the mould, and using fresh new colours - great. Have a lovely week, Chris # 7