Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Wooden Ornaments by Tonya Gibbs

OH MY GOSH! Don't you just love this??? I need to get me some of those wood chips! 
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! 
Thank you Tonya! 

Wooden Ornament by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair Designs #iostamps #ybartgirls

Oh I love home crafted Christmas ornaments. Every year I try and make a few new ornaments for my tree. This has become a tradition that my family looks forward to each year. Today, I would like to share with you one of  this year's new designs using Yvonne's Compass stamp from Impression Obsession. 


 You can also use several of Yvonne's other stamps, I give you some ideas in the video link below.

For the base of the ornament I'm using these wooden shapes I grabbed at a local craft shop. This bag was under $5 and as you can see we will be able to make lot of ornaments.

I filled in the knots on the wood with Modeling paste so that I can get a smooth surface  for stamping.  You can leave these natural with  a white wash of gesso or you can paint them if you like.
In the video below, I will share with you two versions that I created, so that you can decide which technique you like best.   But both are gorgeous.

Wooden Ornament by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair Designs #iostamps #ybartgirls

It was easier to add the foiling  on the chalkboard version because the paint helped to make the surface smooth.  But if natural look is what you like, I think it turned it nice as well. It is just harder to see the foiling.  If you decided to go with this technique, I suggest bold and heavy designs for your stamping. Thick and large fonts will show up better.

Wooden Ornament by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair Designs #iostamps #ybartgirls

Here is the video sharing how I did the technique.

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Wasn't that fun?   I want to make a bunch these. They would be great to add to packages, and share with your friends and family.  Or create a set and give them as a gift.  Thank you so much for hanging out with me today. 

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