Trying to squeeze in a little time for painting

In between getting ready for Houston next week and the necessities of daily life, I have been trying to get in a little time for making art by painting some Fiesta Ornaments.

My good friend Frieda, put in an order with me for Christmas, so I need to get crackin and finish these up.

I will probably be embossing them on the plane to Houston.

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4 Responses to “Trying to squeeze in a little time for painting”

  1. Jeannie says:

    Your Fiesta ornaments make me happy and I can only imagine what a tree covered with them would be like. Great article! Have a wonderful week.

  2. Judy… I ALWAYS LOVE your ornaments… ok.. I am going to have to pick your brain on how you do the finish around the painted subject….did you have instructions for that in one of the QA Gift Issues?

    I would love to make some myself to tie onto presents this year.

    See you Soon!
    -Tracie

  3. Hi Tracie,

    There are full instructions in the first QA gifts for the ornaments. I have changed a couple things since then though. Now I use the 4″ aluminum squares from Walnut hollow and switched from batting to heavy weight interfacing.

    I cut the metal with decorative blade craft scissors for the edging and cut the window out with an x-acto knife. There are several kinds of heavy weight interfacing; Peltex can be found at your local Joannes or Fast2fuse from C&T. I prefer the heavy weight interfacing because it makes a stiffer ornament that protects the metal from getting bent as easily.

  4. Jane LaFazio says:

    I do love these ornaments Judy! I love the art I purchased from you, in this similar style–I look at it every day.

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