Monday, December 1, 2014

Mixed Media Mojo DT Inspiration~December 2014~Ornament~Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas


Welcome December! Wow!! So amazing how fast December has arrived!

Today brings lots of fun stuff! This is a very busy month for many people all over. I appreciate you making the time to visit and hope you have an extra moment to leave a word or two.

This month I am also playing along with Smeared and Smudged Creepmas Challenge, if you are looking for my Creepmas, you can follow this link HERE.

Also I am playing at Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas Link Party, yes I know this is crazy but it is so FUN!

This day brings the December 2014 challenge for Mixed Media Mojo. This month is fun and simple and we really hope you can play along with us. The theme is Winter/Winter Holidays and the twist is Ornaments! You can play along anytime this month, we would love to see what you are making!

Here is my Mixed Media Mojo project, hope you like it! Please click the photos to see a larger version :)

I started with a silver shiny star ornament I found at the Dollar Tree store. It was complete with the bell attached.

I inked it with alcohol ink. The alcohol ink ink sticks to metal and plastic which is awesome. It was still too shiny so I decided to clear emboss it. I used Ranger Embossing Ink Dabber to apply the embossing fluid. Then coated with Ranger Extra Fine Embossing Powder. As with all heat embossing, be careful it is HOT. The metal gets even hotter! The star I simply heated while it was flat on the tile counter. The blue bell I embossed with Ranger White powder. I held the bell with a pair of long tweezers. The metal stays hot much longer than paper so take care when embossing.

The embossing gave some nice texture, I am happy with it :)

That part done, set it aside and did the stamp. I used one of my favorite Holtz stamps, the Three Gentlemen. The Steampunk Wise Men. I stamped with Archival Ink, Potting Soil and clear embossed. I love embossing! 

I used Antique Linen Distress Ink over the whole image. Then I used Vintage Photo around the edges and inwards. Then I misted the whole thing. I wiped a little off the hats and suits. I let it air dry. I like the color effect after it dried.

Once everything was dry and cool, I used the gears and jewelry jumprings I had in my stash to assemble my ornament.

Once my tree goes up, I will add this to it.

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you find inspiration along the Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas Hop and with us at Mixed Media Mojo!

Have a great day!


  1. I wish I had entered this challenge but creepmas had me freaked out! Love your embossing! I just ordered my heat gun and some embossing stuff but may need help. Nooooo, not me needing help? Laughing my butt off right now:)

  2. Such a fun ornament Kim, I love the steampunk theme and pops of blue and green. Thanks so much for joining the party at Unruly PaperArts this month and helping spread the word. Danie xx

  3. great project! Love the vintage style and colours.

  4. I need this for my steampunk tree. I am making some stars, but this is way beyond awesome. LOVE

  5. I love what you did to that star--fabby creation! Thanks for linking it up to our UPA party! Helene, UPA columnist.

  6. WOW! is this ever a cool Steampunk ornament! Love how you've altered the star and bell with the alcohol ink and embossing powder and the image and other bits are just fabulous! LOVE it! xxD

  7. WoW, what a fabulous transformation of a dollar store find. I love your steampunk ornament.

  8. what steampunk-ish awesomeness! i love your ornament! so glad to visit you from UPA 12 days of december party link up! xo

  9. Very artful! I love how you turned it into an ornament!! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  10. I really like your masculine themed ornament - Steampunk Wise Men indeed! Super Transformation!

  11. This is great! I love these guys. I made some ATCs and changed their top hats to christmas party hats. I really like the use of the alcohol ink.Jess

  12. I love this!! Great overall old fabby feel!! Steampunk....fabby!!

  13. This is just fan-freakin-tabulous!!!! Love everything about it! ~Niki


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