Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing a fun Christmas ornament I created using wood slices from our Christmas tree last year. We always get a real tree and I had the crazy idea to ask my hubby to cut the trunk into thin slices because I just knew I could use them for something. haha I've had fun making ornaments ever since. You can easily pick up wood slices at your local crafty store for this technique as well. I was mainly inspired by the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalk Board Paint for this project because I was excited to work with it. Other Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products wanted to come out to play, too namely Glass Glitter Bead Gel, PITT® Pastel Pencils and Texture Luxe™!!
First, I started with 3 layers of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint. You'll see in the video below, even one coat was enough to completely cover the wood and provide full, opaque coverage. It dries to a gorgeous smooth, matte black. Once that was dry, I started my stamping using Gesso instead of ink. When I'm stamping on a surface that has a lot of texture, such as wood, I prefer to stamp with paint rather than ink. This is safe for your stamps, just make sure you clean them right away; you don't let the paint dry on your stamps. To color the lights, I used my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT® Pastel Pencils. The Chalk Board Paint is particularly great for these pencils as it has a bit of a tooth to it and the pigment picks up really well.
Using a stencil, I added Glass Bead Glitter Gel to my ornament to create a snowy look. I love the way the Glass Bead Glitter Gel dries completely clear with all that glittery, shimmery left behind yet you don't have to worry about walking around for days leaving a trail of glitter dust!
I also have a video for you today showing you exactly how I created this ornament, step by step. I hope you enjoy!
- Chalkboard Paint
- Glass Bead Glitter Gel
- Metallic PITT® Artist Pen (Gold)
- PITT® Pastel Pencil (1122-115, 1122-156, 1122-106, 1122-170)
- Texture Luxe™ (Gold)
I hope you enjoyed this post with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® - I look forward to next time!
You can find Carisa blogging at Inky Fairy Designs and Blitsy as well as follow her on instagram and YouTube where she shares works in progress and process videos. Her work has been published in magazines such as CardMaker, Stamper's Sampler and Scrapbook and Cards Today .