18 August 2014

Mason Jar Ornie Gift Tag

This is another creation I made by painting an air freshener blank--just like the Faux Primitive Gingerbread Ornie I painted last week. It is shaped like a Mason Jar, which I thought was neat. These come in a plain buff color. So I just had fun painting it to look more like a real Mason jar.

Mason Jar Ornie Hang Tag

I left it kind of plain because after I finished it, I thought this could definitely be an ornie, but it could also be a fun hang tag for a gift too. There's plenty of space to write names on it. I just regular craft acrylics to create this--a soft blue color and some metallic silver. I am not sure what I'll end up doing with it really, but I love how it turned out and it was fun to paint.

11 August 2014

Faux Primitive Gingerbread Ornie

I was looking for some of my muslin bags over the weekend while I was working in my studio. When I finally found the box I was looking for and started digging through it, I found some air freshener blanks I had purchased several years ago (and from where, I cannot recall) inside the box. There were two different packages in there: one was a Mason Jar shape and the other was a Gingerbread shape. Yay! I love finding things in my studio that I forgot I even had. LOL.

Anyhoots, I decided to paint the Gingerbread shape so that he'd look like a Primitive Gingerbread man. And I just love how it turned out.

Primitive Gingerbread Ornie

What's cool about these air freshener blanks is that they are thick and they have texture to them, since of course they are actually made to hold scent. So after painting this one, it really has the look of actual gingerbread. I love it! I painted it brown first, then I grungy'd up the edges with some Distress Ink. And then I used black and white acrylic paint pens to add the embellishments, and I finished it off with a homespun tie. I could easily punch a hole through the top to hang it as an ornie. Or it could be a bowl filler, or sit on a shelf. Such a fun little prim ginger project. :)