A few weeks ago, I tried my hand at a new type of Christmas ornament. Of course, it HAD to be made from sheets of music, right? After all, what is Christmas without music?
I think that, if I ever make another one from music, it is going to be music that is smaller and closer together, much more condensed. That would definitely be more effective. But, experience is the best teacher, so they say.
Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, being so luscious, it promises to make for a gorgeous ornament. I don't have any of the current holiday paper yet, so I dug out a piece from last year's model. It made for a much crisper-looking ornament than the thinner music:
I hadn't put anything on the reverse side of the music ornament. But, to give my DSP ornament a more finished look on the back, I added this:
Working with a paper that has obvious stripes presents various problems, as you can especially see on the reverse side. My next ornament will be crafted from an all-over design.
The center of the ornament is created with our new Simply Pressed Clay inside the largest flower from the Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Mold (page 167 of the big new catalog). I then used a sponge dauber to add color to the raised surfaces of the flower.
As shown here, I sponged deeper on the music ornament than I did on the one created from DSP:
It just depends on the look you prefer.
How are you doing on YOUR Christmas preparations?