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Artistic Christmas Decorations

I love making my own Christmas decorations for the tree. And if they are quick and easy even better, as that means I can change them every year without feeling guilty. This year I made some fun baubles using pewter, a few circle punches, embossing folders and my favourite inks.

  • Step 1

    Punch various sized circles from a sheet of pewter.

  • Step 2

    Emboss the shapes using various embossing folders and your GoCut machine. I used Christmas folders as well as this gorgeous script.

  • Step 3

    Punch the same sized circles out of black cardstock for the backing. This will also help make the baubles a bit stronger and more stable.

  • Step 4

    Cut out some decorative elements from patterned paper to add to your finished baubles.

  • Step 5

    To add colour to my baubles I used Anita’s glaze and All-Purpose inks.

  • Step 6

    Mix a small amount of glaze with Poppy Red All-Purpose ink using a paint brush. I mixed on a plastic packet that I could just throw away afterwards.

  • Step 7

    Paint the pewter with the mixture. I used the glaze mixed into the API so that it adhered to the metal surface. The API on its own does not adhere to metal so it needs a bonding agent.

  • Step 8

    Once the glaze is dry adhere the decorative elements, punch a small hole and thread some twine through to hang it on the tree.

If you want to have a nice smooth and clean finish, leave the glaze to dry for a while, and then use a smooth cloth to buff it clean. I personally like a messy and artistic look – making them totally unique.

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2018 - Jowilna Nolte

Jowilna Nolte

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We are very proud to introduce you to our designer, Jowilna Nolte. Jowilna is a true creative and she will be sharing some of her passion and creativity with you.

Adhesives, All Purpose Ink, Decorative Punches, Embossing Folders, Embossing Machines, Jowilna Nolte, Mixed Media, Patterned Papers, Tsukineko
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