Joy St. Germain : Sparkling Snowflake Christmas Ornaments
Raised Stencil Designs for Winter and Christmas
How to Make Sparkling Snowflake Christmas Ornaments
By Joy St. Germain
Raised stencil snowflake ornaments sparkle during the day and glow at night. They're unique, colorful and very easy to create.
Decorative raised stencils (aka Dimensional or 3D stencils) aren't just for walls. You can use them to create Christmas ornaments, window decorations, wall art or holiday gifts.
They're created by pushing Stencil Paste through a heavy weight stencil. Once the stencil is dry you can decorate it with a variety of different paints, glitter or leave it unpainted. Attach some decorative ribbon for a sparkling Christmas ornament or window display.
They sparkle on the tree during the day and glow at night when backlit with Christmas lights. This is a family friendly project that your kids will love.
When was the last time you played in the snow?
Tape the raised stencil down to the decorative cardstock and add a dollop of Stencil Paste.
Slowly press the Stencil Paste into the stencil being careful not to slide the cardstock.
Remove all of the tape on the side and bottom, leaving only tape on the top.
Slowly lift the stencil being carefully not to smudge.
Allow the stencil to air dry for 24 hours. This is a step that you can't speed up with a hairdryer.
Note: Stencil Paste takes about 24 hours to air dry. When dry it's bendable, and has the texture of soft rubber. It will stick to a variety of different surfaces including walls, wood, glass, cardstock, foam and some plastics. You can make quite a few stencils from just one container of Stencil Paste. However, I always have some on hand.