I am so excited to finally be able to use some of my Tim Holtz Grunge Packs. These packs hold either a page with each letter of the alphabet or each number 0-9 and some fun shapes. They also come with different textures embedded into the top of them. The ones I am playing with today are just smooth. The fun thing about his grunge product is that it is as thick but can be twisted, scruntched and still keep it's form.
So today I am making a Monogram Christmas Ornament for my tree.
I Chose and H for my last name. I thought the top right H would be the coolest to work with.
Now that I picked my Letter I grabbed some of my Luminarte in Red. You can use regular paint or whatever you have on hand.
I think dabbed red on the top of the H, let it dry and then covered the back. Make sure you also get the sides.
I decided that I would like to put a little embellishment on my H and chose Holly & Berries. So I took a piece of the scrap grunge and outlined 2 leaves and a couple berries with black marker. (if you are nervous about the black marker, start out with pencil until you end up with a design you like, then outline it with black marker.
This is what they looked like once they were cut out. I did 2 berries together and 1 by itself. I did this because I want to layer my berries for an awesome 3-D look.
Taking some green shimmer metallic green paint. Again you can use whatever paint you like.
and I also grabbed some coppery/gold beads from Martha Stewart.
I painted the berries cranberry red, leaves green then added some clear glue to the top of the berries and added the gold beads.
After layering the leaves and berries onto the H.