Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas is nearly upon us! I don't know about you but this year I am all about the handmade gift! I am getting sick of how Christmas is becoming all about buying people "stuff" that has no meaning whatsoever.

Recently I went to Michael's craft/art store and purchased these lovely little ornaments to decorate.

I painted the ornaments first with acrylic paint and then collaged images I cut out from my hand-painted papers. Next I added some details with payne's gray and white colored paint. I am going to try to finish some more today- I still need to loop a pretty ribbon through the top so I can hang them.

Little red bird

This one was inspired by some of Henri Matisse's paper cut- outs:

Another little red bird

What are you making this holiday season?


equivoque said...

Lovely ornaments!

Erika Lee Sears said...

those are pretty adorable! Did you put any glaze or resin on top to seal it?

Lanyardlady said...

these are so sweet and creative! i wish i had a tree full of them! i guess i could decorate my tree with lanyards.....

C. Beth said...

If someone breaks into your house and steals the handmade ornaments off your Christmas tree, I just want to make it perfectly clear, it's NOT ME. No matter how much I love them, I would never do that. What's your address, by the way?


Michelle Brunner said...

haha C.Beth! You crack me up!

Thanks for the sweet comments!

I did put a glaze on top to make them glossy Erika..such a difference!

cindy : quaint said...

oh boy, i just love your ornaments! the first one is so sweet. i'm with c. beth, too! you so are talented, michelle!

Heathen's Hearth said...

Those are so lovely! I love them!