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I used our DIY Ornaments to create a 'JOY' banner. It's fairly easy to create and holiday decorations make a great gift for someone who has just moved into a new apartment or home. I started by painting the rings of the ornaments and chipboard letters JOY with Ranger's Pearl Paint Dabber and set aside to dry.
While that's drying I cut three medallions from Authentique's Festive line. I cut more of the paper to fit the backing of the ornaments (they come three in a package with two globes each; I left the back globe off so the banner would lay flat against a wall or window). Assemble the medallions and set aside.
When the acrylic paint was dry I embossed the rings in an embossing folder and coated the painted chipboard letters with a layer of our Metallic Silver 3D Enamel Gel.
I used our Mossy Glen Enamel Powders on our new Holly Leaves. Look at that color variance in there! That's what I love about our enamels - the mix. It gives each item dimension and texture rather than a flat, dull finish.
I cut about a dozen 6-inch strips of paper and punched one edge of eight of them with the Fiskars Interchangeable Border Punch and left the other three plain. I made the paper chain just like we did as kids, grouping them in sets of three. About now everything should be dry enough to assemble. Adhere the chipboard letters to the medallions then adhere those in the center of the ornament backing. Glue the dome inside the top ring and glue the entire piece to the backing. Clamp it all together with clip clothespins or binder clips.
I pierced two holes in each ornament and punched two 1/8" holes in the solid paper rings (center ring) to thread the Maraschino Twine from The Twinery through. Thread it all together and hang! I like the way it displays on my altered window frame. Hope you're enjoying the Hop!
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Dana Warren - Hampton Art - http://kraftpaperstamps.
Steph Ackerman – Globecraft Memories - www.stephaniescraps.
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Ashley Bores – The Twinery - http://www.heartmadelife.
Mistra Hoolahan – Donna Salazar Designs - http://mistrabutterfly.
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Angie Blom – Authentique Paper - http://angieblomdesigns.
Denise Hahn – Clearsnap – http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.
Stephenie Hamen – Fiskateers - www.mycraftyadventures.com
Guiseppa Gubler – Authentique Paper - http://guiseppagubler.
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