It's hot but not too early to work on Christmas decorations. I traced a star pattern onto a sheet of computer paper and cut two stars, one for the front and one for the back. Gesso was applied to all surfaces and allowed to dry. The star was painted with a watered-down coat of Plaid’s metallic acrylic paint in either rose, peridot or bright red. An image from Altered Pages' Christmas Cherubs collage sheet was centered onto the front of each star. Decorative papers were added to four of the star’s points. Once dry, Christmas images were stamped onto the star and buttons were added. The back of the star was decorated with stamps. A piece of thin batting was cut to size and placed between the front and back of the star. The sandwich was secured with a clip to prevent sliding while being sewn. The edges were sewn using either thread (rose star) or embroidery floss (red and green stars). The holes were made by using an unthreaded sewing machine. Acrylic paint on the edges, a hanger made of thread and an embellishment completed the pieces.