Wednesday, December 12, 2012

French Script Stamped Paper Mache Ornaments

Stamped Paper Mache Ornaments

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Sometimes I get an idea in my head that I execute on exactly as conceived. Other times, not so much. Such was the case with these.
For this project you will need:
  • Paper Mache Ornaments
  • Stamps
  • Ink ( I used a pigment ink for deeper color)
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Embellishments

Stamped Paper Mache Ornament

I found these ornament shaped paper mache ornaments somewhere after Christmas last year. I initially planned to use Christmas scrapbook paper and Mod Podge to cover them but then I looked at my stamps and since I was going for a vintage shabby feel , just decided to stamp directly on the ornaments. I used stamps by Tim Holtz Visual Artistry collection with a French theme.

French Stamped Ornaments

I randomly stamped a couple of the images all over my ornaments. No particular pattern in mind.
Using Mod Podge as my adhesive, I went around the edges and applied silver glitter.

Stamped Ornament

Applied a scrap of washi tape to the top and then grabbed some self adhesive rhinestones and pearls from my stash ( a great way to use up strays) and just kind of went wherever.

Carte Postale Ornament

Carte Postale Ornament

French Script Paper Mache Ornament

My railings this year are very simple with some sheet music ornaments I made and others I bought on sale at PB after Christmas so these fit right in.

French Script Paper Mache Ornament

I like that they’re not perfect and remind me of something old and found.

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Lori said...

Hey Carol! And a big hello to you! I've been watching you, even though I don't comment like I should. :( This is a cool are all of yours, Love it!

Sandy said...

A big thumbs up! I really love how
you made these ornaments...
I might just give this a try.
Happy Holidays

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Love, love, love!!! It looks amazing stamped and glittered, Carol!

Bethany Lee said...


Netty said...

Terrific idea and love the finished product. x

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Carol, I love the new wintery look for your blog and those ornaments are absolutely beautiful! I love the way you transformed the paper mache ornaments into vintage-looking art pieces. Love them!

Holly Lefevre said...

Gorgeous...stunning...perfection! These are so beautiful. You outdid yourself. Sharing them on Facebook tomorrow afternoon!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

Beautiful!! Love this idea.

Thanks so much for sharing this at Artsy Corner. Hope to see you again this week :)

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