There’s just something about the color pink. It’s feminine, cheerful, sophisticated. It’s one of my favorite colors to work with because there’s so many different effects that can be conjured with the color pink. For this ornament, I opted for an antique, distressed look. I also incorporated my favorite pattern — book text — to add to the vintage quality of the piece.
Leave a Little Sparkle Project Directions:
Mix white paint with a very tiny amount of magenta paint to create a light pink color. Paint the base of your ornament.
With a plastic or latex makeup sponge, swipe the edges of your pink base with brown ink. If using StazOn, work quickly because the ink is permanent once dry.
Stamp text across pink base with brown ink.
With gel medium, glue a piece of Mélange tissue wrap to the top piece of your ornament. Let dry, then brush on a thin layer of white gesso.
Mix Relique Powders together with about 80% ivory and 20% raspberry to create a light pink.
Apply light modeling paste through circle stencil, and then sprinkle the wet modeling paste with mixture of Relique Powders. Melt well with heat tool to thoroughly blend colors. Note: The modeling paste can bubble if heated too long. Experiment on a scratch paper to find the right balance between heating time and distance of the heat tool from the page.
Glue fancy ornament pieces together with gel medium or adhesive. Add Small Talk Stickers.
Tie lengths of gold metallic twine or velvet ribbon through top hole.
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About the Artist:
Sarah Donawerth is the Marketing Assistant and Copywriter at Stampington & Company. Follow her as she crafts whatever her heart desires at: www.sarahdonawerth.com.
Favorite Food: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Interests: Knitting, crochet, crafting, violin, puppies, and "Downton Abbey"
Favorite Quote: "I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun." – Jane Austen, "Pride and Prejudice"