Good Morning!!! I am back today like I promised I would be to show you the step by step on how I made my Very Vintage Spherical Ornament. I would have run this yesterday but I know how getting through a blog hop can be time consuming so I thought I would just bump it a day...so with out further ado, Here's today "Walk Me Through It Wednesday" just a day late.
1 - First you will need the stamps you wish to work with(I am using Angelic by Layers Of Color), a good ink pad (I am using Tsukineko's Olympia GreenVersaFine because it really lends to crisp images & dries quickly), and a piece of cardstock that is 6"x12"
2 - Stamp with the largest stamp you are going to use first.
3 - Fill in any bare spots using a smaller image in the set.
4 - Cut the entire stamped panel into 1"x6" strips
5 - Next you will need an ink sweeper& Brilliance ink in Chocolate
6 - Begin to sponge all edges of the stamped side of each strip.
7 - Flip the strips over and apply a bit of color to the blank side of each strip.
8 - Before putting the ink and ink sweeper away, sponge some ink onto Layers Of Color new Angel Twine to give it a vintage look.
9 - Punch a hole about 1/2" in from each end.
10 - Thread the altered Angel's Twine through the eye of a large embroidery needle. Tie the crystal to the end of the twine.
11 - Place the needle through the entire stack of strips going from the stamped side to the blank side, this will be the bottom of your ornament.
12 - Place the needle through the entire stack of strips going from the blank side to the stamped side, this will be the top of your ornament.
13 - Pull the strips into a "U" shape and tie a length of wide organdy ribbon through a knot at the top of the ornament.
14 - Tie the twine into a loop at the top of the ornament, making the knot as close as possible to the ribbon knot.
15 - Tie the length of ribbon into a full pretty bow.
16 - Carefully heat the ribbon to create more of the aged vintage feel. WARNING: The heat tool is extremely HOT so becareful not to over heat and melt the ribbon or to catch it on fire. Go in small short applications of heat and pull the tool away as soon as you see the ribbon begin to crumple.
17 - Here you can see the difference in the two ribbon tails. The left has been heated, the right has not.
18 - Finish heating the second ribbon tail as well as the bow EVER SO SLIGHTLY to create the final effect.
19 - Begin to fan out the strips to create the spherical look of this paper strip ornament.
TADA!!! The finished project. I certainly hope you have enjoyed today's tutorial! Be sure to pop on over to the Layers Of Color Blog to see if you were a chosend winner from yesterday's blog hop or congratulate those who were! :)
Stamps: Layers of Color - Angelic
Inks: Tsukineko - Imperial Green VeraFine, Chocolate Brilliance
Embellishments: Chandelier Crystal, Angel Twine (Layers of Color) & 5/8th wide Organdy Ribbon