Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Bauble tree decoration

There is a Christmas Bauble challenge going on at Creative Expressions right now.  I'd like to enter this project.

I decided to use The Pine Cone Christmas set of stamps which has a couple of lovely baubles in it and create something quite simple using a technique that is too easily forgotten about.  I suspect now I have begun I will be trying out all sort of variations.

I used Ranger inkessentials memory frames and glass but the technique could be used on any glass or heat resistant acetate.  First I stamped the image onto a piece of clean memory glass using black archival ink.  If the image doesn't work out first time it can be easily wiped off.  I found that this ink was good as it has a long enough drying time to allow application of embossing powder I used a dark cosmic shimmer one that has added mica in it.  Heat and allow the glass to cool.

I used three colours of alcohol inks and found they stayed wet long enough on a piece of glass to allow me to brush/drip them into place where I wanted them.  The embossing prevents them from running out but again if things get messy they can be wiped off and you can start again.  Clean up any smears with alcohol solution.  I placed a second piece of glass in front of the embossed side and fitted it into the frame.


  1. Gotta be loving something as cute as this little trinket

  2. Wowwee! Gotta give this a go! Soooo pwetty!