Today I finished off a couple more Christmas tree decorations using paper mache bauble blanks.
They both used the same papers/colours and I began them each in the same way also. Today I will share the beginning steps and the first bauble.
The second will be posted tomorrow.
I recently used these bauble shapes to make the Hand Stamped And Hand Painted Snowman Christmas Tree Decoration – you can see that post here.
Anyway, here is what the next one when it was completed and hanging on my Balsam Hill Christmas Tree.
The start of the process for the two new versions, as I mentioned, was the same. It started with the bauble, which I painted, and some patterned paper.
To start I traced around the bauble shape.
After cutting the shape out of the paper I then used Mod Podge mat adhesive to apply the cut out to the bauble.
Now, I like the words however they were a little faded so I went over them with a white gel pen to make them stand out a little more.
The final part of the first stages was to sand down the edges – this was intended to achieve two things. Firstly to blend the paper into the mache shape and to give it a slightly worn look.
Goal accomplished I’d say.
To finish this version off, I used some Katy Sue strong glue and Polar White flowersoft in order to add a little snow to the upper edges.
I then also created a paper bow by tracing through a template and cutting this out and then gluing it together.
I really like this style of bauble – I’m not sure why, but it really appeals to me. What do you think?
Right, the “big” day is getting closer and I’ve still got more to make.
I’ll pop another version of this bauble on again tomorrow night for you to have a look at so do stop by again if you can.
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I’ll see you again tomorrow.