Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Christmas Stars




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.

5 comments:

Joyce said...

Oh Diane these are fabulous! At first I thought they were fabric. I may make a few for Xmas gift tags. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jingle said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! So beautiful!

Debby said...

Hi Dianne, your star's are absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful, beautiful.
Debby

Katrina said...

What a lovely idea, I thought they were made from fabric too.

Cheryl S. said...

Oooooooh my- your stars are stunning!! I was wondering what size they are to accommodate your stamping and embellishments.