I am going to first give you a little tutorial on these tissue paper crystal ornaments and then there is a giveaway at the end if you would take two seconds out of your day and vote for me here. You can read more about it in the last post but I would love it if you could vote once a day!
Now on to the ornaments...
I came across these really cool heavy crystals (not plastic) and went a little crazy ordering them online. Am I the only one that does this? I had no idea what I was going to do with them but knew I wanted them so I purchased several in different colors and shapes and they arrived at my doorstep 2 days later and I shoved them in a drawer waiting for inspiration to hit. Fast forward to my girls trip to Houston in November, Tracy and I stumbled across these really cool vintage books (ask Tracy how she tried to hide them from me before she realized there were more, lol! That's how you know they are a true junkin' friend...trying to hoard the good stuff before the other one discovers it)
I first found a few of my favorite stamps (here and here) and using black archival ink stamped onto the tissue paper that was inside the vintage books. I then covered the backs of the crystals (which are flat) with glossy accents and then adhered them down on the tissue paper holding them in place about 30 seconds.
After that dried I trimmed around the shapes or just tore and then sanded any rough edges.
Now for the santa claus ornament I followed the same steps and then once it was dried and trimmed I added two different colors of glam (Tinsel Town and Golden Goddess) to the back side of the ornament. Just a little sparkle shows through and I love it!
These would be fun to add photos printed on glossy paper, hof3 backgrounds...the possibilities are endless!
Now on to the fun part...the giveaway. If you would be so kind to go and vote here once a day and then leave me a comment here on the blog and tell me what you think you might like to try to use these ornaments for I will send you a few of the crystals to make your own as well as some Parisian Anthology goodness. I will include the ever elusive brooch brads, ruffle darlings, dangle elements and more so start commenting! I will close this giveaway on Monday, 12/20 and announce a winner then!