Ornament Exchange 17
I am very excited to be a part of this Ornament Exchange and my very first Blog Hop with all these amazing artists. Thank you for taking the time to look at all the wonderful ornaments.
This is the project I will be sharing, called simply, Love, Joy, Peace. It is an elegant piece that will be a welcome addition to your holiday ornament collection.You will need the following supplies to create this lovely ornament:
- 3-3/4” Ball Ornament #31-30300 available from Cupboard Distribution
- DecoArt Traditions paint: Hansa Yellow, Medium White, Naphthol Red, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Warm White and Vermillion.
- DecoArt Traditions Extender and Blending Medium (Extender), Satin Varnish
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Translucent White
- DecoArt Extreme Sheen: Gold
- DecoArt DecoPage Matte
- Suggested brushes: Large flat or oval (for base coating and applying Extender), ¼”, ½” and ¾” Angle Brush, #2, 6 or 8 filberts, #0 Dresden Liner, 10/0 Scroller/Liner and a large mop.
- DecoArt DecoPage Paper: Victorian Romance – Music
- Ornament hanger for drying (optional)
Cut DecoPage Music paper into a 1” strip. Tear the paper by pulling towards you.
Base coat the ornament with one coat of Medium White. Slip slap Medium White and Warm White on the ornament giving a mottled look. Apply a coat of DecoPage to the center of the center and to the back side of the music. Place the music around the ornament and smooth with your finger.
Apply a thin coat of Extender to the entire surface with a ¾” angle brush. Side-load the brush with Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide and slip slap all over the ornament. Pick up a little Naphthol Red and slip slap here and there to add color. Soften with a mop. Dry well before continuing.
Paint one coat of Translucent White over the music with a #6 filbert. Dress a ½” angle brush with Extender and side-load with Transparent Yellow Oxide and shade around the top finial and on both sides of the music.
Paint lettering with two coats of Naphthol Red using a 01 Dresden Liner.
Add dark shading to the letters with Permanent Alizarin Crimson and a 10/0 Scroller or Liner. Highlight the letters with Vermillion and a 10/0 Scroller or Liner.
Base coat berries with 2 coats of Naphthol Red using a #2 filbert. Shade the left side of the berries with Permanent Alizarin Crimson. Highlight with Vermillion. Pick up Hansa Yellow on the dirty brush and add a second highlight. Add a Warm White dot for a final highlight.
Load a 10/ Scroller with Sap Green and tip with Hansa Yellow. Tap tip on the palette a couple of times until you can see both colors and add clusters of 3 comma strokes between each berry. Load both colors on the brush and paint an S-stroke between the berries and the lettering. Using a 10/0 Scroller and a brush mix of thinned Sap Green + Hansa Yellow, paint scrolls.
Load a #0 Dresden Liner with Extreme Sheen Gold and paint strokes on the top of the ornament. Begin by painting the longest stroke over the word and pull towards the top. Add two smaller strokes to the cluster. There are three of these clusters, one over each word. Fill in the spaces with smaller clusters of strokes. Dry. Repeat for the bottom of the ornament. Add a dot in the center.
Finishing Details: Paint center of finial Gold and add dots to the top. Add a final highlight on the berries with Extreme Sheen Gold dot. Add some three dot clusters as desired in between the berries.
Varnish with two coats of Satin Varnish. Add a bow and enjoy!
Download Pattern Here: Love Joy Peace Pattern
For your convenience, here is a downloadable copy of the entire project:
DecoArt Give Away
Comment to Win !!!
DecoArt is providing the DecoArt product used in this project to one lucky winner. To enter to be a part of this giveaway comment on this blog post. I will select the winner on November 3rd. Each artist in this blog hop will also be offering the DecoArt Give Away so check their amazing ornaments using the links below.
Ornament Exchange 2017
Day 1 - October 17th
Day 2 - October 18th
Day 3 - October 19th
I hope you are enjoying this Blog Hop and are inspired to paint some ornaments for family and friends. Please share your creations with us on Facebook.