Charity here from Scrappin’ Chaos with a set of Tri-Sided Canvas Ornaments featuring vintage art and a steampunk flourish. If you are itching to add personal touches to your Christmas decor these beautiful ornaments will hit the spot! Glimmer Glam sets the tone while Parchment Rub-ons provide the illustrations. Architexture Findings and Industrial Gears add the final touches. With eight different mini shapes in canvas or burlap the options are plentiful.
7gypsies Rub-ons combine the look of vintage art with the ease of pre-inked rubber stamps in countless designs. Select an image, trim it out of the parchment paper, and rub onto your project. With the ability to meld with paper and fabric these Rub-ons offer upgraded vintage appeal! Watch videos and read all about it here:
7gypsies: Architextures Parchment Rub-ons
7gypsies Hardware Industrial Gears
Round Shape Ornaments
Triangle Shape Ornaments
Step 1: Paint Glimmer Glam on one side of Canvas Mini Shape.
I painted the edges heavily and brushed the center lightly. If you get too heavy a color on the canvas rinse it with water and retouch as necessary. Allow to dry thoroughly. A heated iron will heat up the process.
Step 2: Add Parchment Rub-ons to the canvas shapes.
It takes heavy rubbing to transfer the images onto canvas but the result is worth it. Alter images or layer several to customize your ornaments. For the round set I cut and turned the cats tail so it fit on the canvas. The Triangle ornaments have multiple gears overlapped.
Step 3: Cut cord into 3 lengths. 11″, 5″, and 3″ and attach to canvas shape.
Tie Architextures Findings to one end of the cord lengths. Tie a large knot in the other end of the 5″ and 3″ lengths and 4″ up from the Finding in the 11″ length. The final goal is to have the findings hang in descending order. Stitch cord to lower end of canvas shape, just below the large knot. Thread a metal gear onto the top of the 11″ cord and tie a sliding knot to keep it in place. I like to use a Poacher’s Knot for this maneuver. It allows me to change the length of the cord.
Step 4: Stitch the sides of the shapes together, leaving an opening at the top and bottom.
In the above illustration Side B is stitched to side C, Side D is stitched to side E and Side F is stitched to side A.
The final product will rotate on its axis, displaying each side as the ornaments are doing in the photo below. The lights on the tree will make the glitter in the paint sparkle as the ornament turns.
The Architextures Keys had holes ready pierced. I had to use a large needle to thread the Tiles and Coins onto the cord. I also placed corresponding keys, coins, or tiles back to back so that the turning ornament did not have an obvious “back side”.
At our house decorating for Christmas is a much anticipated event. My children sit around sipping eggnog from champagne flutes while taking turns dressing the tree. Ribbons, beads, and bulbs flow through their fingers as a dusting of glitter and tinsel drifts toward the floor. Many flavors of candy canes finish off the tree. The cats drape themselves around the room, basking in the glow of the lights and take great interest in the arranging of the Nativity Scene.
Why not decorate the whole tree with canvas and burlap!