Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day 10 - Faux Mercury Ornaments

Wowza. What a great technique.

I've used facets with paper behind them effectively before, but this technique really takes things up a notch. Quick run down: Select your picture and cut it out slightly larger than the facet. Take CLEAR packing tape, and adhesive side down, lay the tape on the picture. Put this into a bowl of warm water and with a gentle circular motion of your finger, work the back of the paper off the image. It will separate much easier than you think. Blot off the excess water from the image. Peel back the paper from the foil tape and adhere the image on top of the foil - burnish with your fingers. Use just a tiny amount of Glossy Accents spread across the flat side of the facet and adhere the facet to the picture backed in foil. It's just one more little way Tim helps make things fabulous.

I wish the picture showed this off a bit better. The luminescence of this really needs to be seen in person.

I used some blue Graphic 45 paper from a couple of years ago, along with Perfect Pearls and the music and holly stamps for a different approach to the background.

And I didn't have the letters to spell Believe, so I went with Twinkle covered in gold paint, sanded and then covered in Picket Fence Stickles. I rather like the way it turned out.

Wish we would see a few more stars here - it's been snowing for the past several days. We certainly did have a White Christmas tho!


  1. This tag is lovely! I love your ornaments and twinkle banner! Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. Happy New Year!

  2. Hi, You posted a question for me on my blog about using foam core for the shelves in Naomi's studio. Yes, they are made from just regular ole' foam core. I'm posting the reply here because your messages are tagged "noreply-comment" so this is the only way I could respond (in other words your comments don't have an attached email address). Have fun making shelves! Laura

  3. I think that 'twinkle' works beautifully - lovely tag


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