Saturday, 14 December 2013

Baubles and more baubles

Well, so far I have fought off the putting up of "The Tree", I like it going up after my daughter's birthday on the 12th and it's always been a tradition in my home for a family activity when all are present just before the big day. Looks like it's be this weekend that the battle will be lost by me. No more excuses. I have however been making some new baubles for the seasonal decoration that takes over our room.
I have used a variety of techniques and, in deference to the different tastes of family and friends, stamps from different sources.
My first batch are using my new rubber stamps from Smeared Ink and images drawn by Rick St Dennis - Dark Holidaze.
All are wooden, some are altered jigsaw pieces and some are precut from Indigo Blu.
 Primed with white gesso, stamped with green pigment ink and dusted with yellow ochre. burnt sienna and copper pan pastels

 Primed with black gesso, stamped with clear embossing ink and dusted with copper panpastels

 primed with white gesso, sanded back slightly, stamped with green pigment ink and heat set. The other side  was primed with black gesso stamped with clear embossing ink then dusted with copper and green perfect pearls. purple gilding wax round the edges

Primed with black gesso, stamped with silver pigment ink. Heat set before painting with perfect pearls

Primed with black gesso, stamped with silver pigment ink that was wiped randomly on the bauble as well then all heat embossed with clear EP.

I'd like to enter my tree baubles into the challenge at
Left of Centre - Winter or Holidays


  1. Wow you've been busy. Love those baubles. Can't wait to ger my hands on those stamps ;-)

  2. FAbulous baubles, Croms! Cool puzzle piece shapes and I'm especially fond of the black ones. xxD

  3. I love the different tones that you chose! These will definitely add to any decor you use them on :)

  4. Wow, these are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at LOC :)

  5. These are awesome Helen! love them! Hope you've had a great Christmas! THanks for sharing at Left of Center! mo x