Today is the day that my sweet friends open the package I sent them. I'm always nervous waiting to hear what they think of the ornament I made.
Let's take a look at my creation.
I used Lumiere paint to make soft, muted pearly-metallic colors on my snowflakes.
Actually, I forgot to take pictures of the painted flakes before I embellished them. but, you get the idea.
After the snowflakes were painted, I applied a layer of beeswax to them. Then I placed the collage bits, waxed them again and used hot wax to affix all the collage bits, micro beads, mica flakes, stones, etc. Both sides of the ornament were embellished this way.
After both sides of the flakes were waxed and decorated, I attached old chains, beads, vintage buttons, and religous medals as a drop from the top of the ornament using a jump ring.
Before they left me, the ornaments adorned a couple of my trees.
Snowflakes on My Large Tree
Can't wait to check the blogs after everyone opens my ornament to see the reaction. Hope you like them.