Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 3

Hi there! Today is again time to share another altered Christmas tree bauble! This is ornament number three:

Sanna LippertStarting point again the same – first cover the bauble with white gesso and let dry.

Sanna LippertThen take a piece of patterned paper and wrip it into small pieces. I used the Red & White Dot Reverse patterned paper by Canvas Corp for this purpose. It is nice and bright and goes well with the Christmas theme. Now grab the serviette varnish & glue (or matte medium if you prefer that) and add a layer on the top of the gessoed bauble. Then layer pieces of wripped paper onto this area overlappingly. Make sure they stick to the bauble properly and then add another layer over the paper with the paint brush. Repeat until you got all areas covered. Let dry.

Sanna LippertNext add red ribbon across the bauble and tie a knot for hanging on top and add a white button on the bottom for additional detail. Tie a bow over the button. Then add half pearls in a row into the middle. I used a regular paper glue for this purpose.

Sanna LippertNext cover the upper part (spare the ribbon areas) with White Metallic High Impact paint and quickly apply some Multi Crystal Glitter Mix over the wet paint. This way it immediately sticks to the paint layer and you will not need any additional glue. Let dry.

Sanna LippertFinally add smaller half pearls over the red ribbon areas for additional detail. The third ornament is now finished. This one is quite sparkly and shiny, but it will fit perfectly into the Christmas tree decoration we have :).

In two days I will be sharing ornament number 4 – hope you will come back to see how it turned out.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 2

Hello there! Time for the altered bauble number two :). Again, like with the first ornament, I first covered the surface of the bauble with white gesso and let it dry properly.

Sanna LippertNext I painted the bauble twice with the White High Impact Metallic paint by Tattered Angels. It adds a really nice pearly shine to the bauble surface. This layer also needs to dry properly before going over to the next step.

Sanna LippertFor the next step you will need a heat gun (and some patience). Add small droplets of shabby white embossing enamel onto the bauble surface and start heating the surface from a fairly long distance to keep the enamel from blowing away from the surface. As it catches some heat, the enamel will start to stick to the bauble and you can heat set it better. Repeat this step until you got the whole bauble surface covered. I noticed that working small areas was easiert than trying to cheat and get wider areas to stick at once. Besides, the enamel and the heat gun are quite hot, so you will burn your fingers easily if working larger areas at once.

Sanna LippertAnd then for additional detail, add a velvet ribbon around the middle of the bauble and you are done! Not that hard to do and still creates a really nice vintage looking altered bauble!

Sanna LippertSo this was ornament no.: 2 – want to see how the third one turned out? Then make sure you come back in two days :).

Happy crafting!!
xxx, Sanna