Monday, October 25, 2010

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.

Check out this great article about Kelli Perkins, the mixed media fiber artist we all know and love!


  1. 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!

  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. 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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