This article was created for Pippi and the full, hungarian version can be found on this link: SK Karácsonyfadísz – Tündérvilág. I had so many requests from Fawny friends that I’ve decided to translate it to English.
I hope this tutorial will inspire You to create Your own, handmade ornaments. ❤️
When I saw these transparent globes at Pippi’s store I just couldn’t resist buying them. They are just perfect to create little worlds and homemade ornaments for brightening up the life of our beloved ones (as well as ourselves).
For the base of the ornaments I used plain, white paper and traced the globes, stretched /fixed the papers and layed down a base of heavy body gel, then I dried them.
After this I’ve applied Nuvo shimmer powders to the paper, sprinkled some water on it, and then let the paint wash and drip away. At spots where I didn’t like the way it flowed I smudged it around with a brush.
I choose a Lawn Fawn winter fairy as a stamp so after the background have dried I decided to use WOW white embossing powder to heat emboss the pine branch and berries image from the set. To the empty spot in the berries I’ve put a drop of glue and applied prisma glitter to it.
While the glitter was drying, with onyx black Versafine ink I stamped faeries and mushroom on my white paper and cut them out. I colored them with Distress inks. After it dried I added the fine details with white gel pen.
I’ve applied Nuvo Glimmer paste on the snow patches on the top of the tiny mushrooms and to the ones already shining, I’ve put tiny spots with transparent Nuvo liquid. After this I’ve put it all aside for an evening because these small cutouts can’t be dried with a heatgun.
On the next day all I needed to do is to assemble the globes. I’ve cut out the bases, glued up the mushrooms and faeries (factoring in that they’ll be standing in a lump of snow). Then I applied glue to the rim. I wiped the half-globes clean, scooped some fake snow in it and pressed my little world on it to then let it dry for a few hours.
If you would like the fake snow not only to be on the bottom of it, you can shake it a bit and some will get stuck in the glue, having an interesting, frozen effect. Either way, make sure that you let them dry with the design facing down.
On the back I’ve cut some circles from white, textured board and then put ribbons on my ornament. Now all I have to figure out is to gift it away or put it on our family Christmas tree… maybe both.
Thank You for reading! Have a Crafty Day!