It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas
Create a Powertex Christmas ornament
I always joke in January, it will be Christmas soon. Well this is no joke we are knocking on the door of December and it will be Christmas soon! I love me a bit of Christmas, don’t you? Not all the buying presents kind. Most get hand made from me anyway. But the smells of cinnamon, orange and clove, decorating the house and being with the family. Without further ado I am going to explain how to make your own Powertex Christmas ornament.
Powertex Christmas pud
I remember when we were little we would get out all the Christmas cards from previous years. We would cut around the pictures with pinking shears to make Christmas tags for all the presents. Then out came the felt! We’d glue and sew little stockings and baubles with openings at the back for the chocolate coins to hide in. I’m unsure the chocolate survived until Christmas day though.
I hope you find inspiration for crafting with the young people in your life or just for yourself. Making Christmas decorations has come a long way. Especially when you have a bottle of Powertex to hand.
I found some plastic baubles in my stash. But you could use Styrofoam balls or up cycle an old bauble. Stone art seems to just fit this time of year perfectly.
I wrapped masking tape flush with the bauble, then used bronze Powertex liberally over the surface. Next I gently rubbed and layered Stone Art into the surface in order to build texture. And dry brushed with red ocher powercolor.
Then I made up some stone art clay and rolled out roughly. Laid this over the top of the bauble so it would sit unevenly. I dry brushed with titanium white powercolor. Then hand cut some holly leaves out of clay and stamped into them to give them a pattern. Rolled a little clay for the berry and used Powertex on the back to stick down.
Then I thought it would be rather fun to make ruddolf! Create in exactly the same way but with added clay antlers and nose. I used stockinette on the ears and buttons for the eyes. Then dry brushed with the same colours.
Next I decided it wouldn’t be right to miss out a robin and so created this little guy in the same way but just used some paper dec for the wings.
Do put some creative time aside this Christmas and be inspired to create some Christmas decorations for yourself. Do join us over in the Powertex Studio and share your work. We are a lovely friendly bunch and helpful too. So if you are stuck on a project just pop in and someone will be able to help. More from me here.
Happy holidays. Toodles Anna xXx Catch me over on Facebook at Rosehart Studio.