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Blog Hop with Creative Imaginations and Xyron: Christmas Ornaments

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This is our last blog hop post- hope you enjoyed this hop as much as we did!  If you missed some of the posts, check out this album- it has all the pictures from the hop!  

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Here's another ornament idea here using Gelatos, Stamper's Big Brush Pens, and Aquarelle Pencils. 

I used one of Creative Imagination's stencil/ mask shapes.  The 3 holiday trees were perfect for this little shadow box.  I traced around it with the PITT Artist Pen in Black with a small tip.



Here it is after being drawn. 


Next, I used the Aquarelle pencils which are watercolor pencils and I could shade with them. I wanted to create a gradation in each of the trees.


They look a bit more rounded now!  Start at the outside edges and work your way into the middle going from darkest to lightest. 


Next I added the Twinkling H2Os to the top of the page and added water to allow them to drip.  These are so sparkly and beautiful!


I added some metallic silver with the PITT Artist Pen in silver for the stars.



Once that was dry, I scored my sides in at the 1" line.  I used a scoring tool by Martha Stewart for this ... made it so easy! 


Cut along the score line until you hit the perpendicular line.  Do that for each of the outside joints.


I used the Xyron glue stick to join the corners by putting glue on the inside edge of the cut tabs.  Fold over and hold to create the box.



I also added some letter stickers, bling,  and die cuts by Creative Imaginations. 



The back of the box is the silver foil paper and I added some more Twinkling H2Os with water to create a unified look.

Punch a hole at the top and bottom and add ribbon for hanging. JenMatott_CIXyron_Ornament24


I hope you enjoyed this little shadow box ornament.  I added some extras like lace edging and glue with glitter to simulate snow.   This is a pretty addition to your holiday decor!

JenprofileJen Matott  A designer with a funky style, Jennifer will show you how to play with art media, art journaling, and mixed media techniques. By day, Jennifer is an art teacher as well as a mom to two very active boys. She currently designs for WOW Embossing Powders USA, Get It Scrapped!, Scrapbooking From The Inside Out kits, and is on the Prima Marketing Educator Team. 



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Sue D

Very pretty--I like the colors and the effect of the twinkling H2Os dripping down.

Miriam Prantner

This is SOOO pretty! I love the shine/sparkling from the Twinkling H2Os. Perfect for the holidays, and I love all the different products and techniques you shared. With the great photos/step by step instructions, I definitely feel like I can recreate this. Thanks!


So unique, I love the colors you used for the trees. I am enjoying learning to play with your products especially the Gelatos!


There are so many new types of paints, dyes, etc. that I hadn't heard of before. I'm so glad I found this site. Now I have lots of new "paints" to play with. Love the box. I have that on my list of "to do" items.


This is such a cute project, love the colors and the coloring techniques!

Pitt Pens just rock! They allow you to paint around them, drip over them and in general just be "sloshy" ( highly technical term ) without worrying about the running. I LOVE that they are waterproof, because I love all the above techniques!

Donna O'Neil

What a great card! I love that you used watercolor pencils.

Su K

Any time I can learn something new is a great day. Love the use of the sparkle. Thanks for the demo.


Beautifully done! Love it!

Crafty Aunt Dee

very unique and so gorgeous. Beautiful colorwork


I forgot to thank you for 12 days of awesome projects and inspiration. I appreciate all the step by step instructions. It's been so much fun looking at the different projects everyday.

Carol B

What a clever ornament idea, love it!

Carol B

Heather Mayfield

Love the shimmer and the finished back. Great mix of mediums.

Sue McRae

Very cool ornament design, the back of the ornament is just as pretty as the front! Love the colours and the Twinkling H2O technique is so fun!

Natasha Poteraj

What great colors. I love DMC!

sharon gullikson

Well now isn't that a cool, different idea. I LOVE to see different ideas...


Love the colors!!!

Patti J.

I love coming here to see what creative goodness has been posted! What an incredibly awesome idea! I cannot wait to try one of these! Diggin' that dripping H20 at the top, and who can resist a bit of bling on their trees? Beautifully done, Jen - thanks for the inspiration!

Katie B.

Really cool hanging shadowbox! Love how you gave your trees a rounded look, and I love the way you let the twinkling h2os drip! I like how you gave it a finished look with the paper and trim. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

beatrice lawson

Love the wonderful colours, it's so stunning, reminds me of stained glass.

Tanya P.

Oh wow! I love this! Can't wait to give one a try :) I'm just getting started with Mixed Media and it sooo fun!! Thanks for inspiring!!


I have some of these products but like many of the things I buy, haven't really used them much. Thanks for inspiring me.

Robin Buchholz

Wow, I really love how beautiful this shadow box is!

Lucie Hale

This is an adorable idea to use year-round. I have to come up with a craft for our After Prom celebration next May, and I think this would be so fun for the kids--I'll just swap the Christmas tree for a spring floral theme and VIOLA! Thanks for the inspiration!


Love this and so sad the is the last blog hop post.

Pretty work!

Denise Bryant

WOW! Love that great ornament! Such beautiful colors! Love the trees stencil/mask... so festive!

Mary Anne Perlmutter

I love this blog and this project. Another great idea starter for me and my Faber Castell products. Please keep the ideas coming.

Kim H

I really like the effect created by the twinkling h2os and allowing them to drip down and drying them. and the gradation of colors you created were wonderful. thank you for sharing and the tutorial pics, very helpful.


haven't had a chance to use a lot of these yet and love this inspiration. That tree stencil is gorgeous.

Julie A. Shearer

Wow ...this is so pretty . Thank you for the instructions .


What a great technique and I love the colors! thanks!

Ann Jobes

This is so pretty and will look gorgeous on a Christmas tree, mantel or tucked into a wreath! Beautiful techniques - thanks for sharing them step by step!

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