Mixed Media Collage Ornaments With Ali | Creating Layers

I'm back today with the next video in my series where I'm making mixed media/collage ornaments. 

Check out the first post here.

In the video I'm sharing how I'm building these ornaments using layers. I also photographed each one I've done so far so you can see them up close and see the magical mess! 

I think I'm at 37 on my way to 100 and I got out the gelli plate to make some more papers today. 

Here's a fun image of all of them together so far: 

Most of the ornaments above include our new paintsstencils, and silkscreens

Here's a closer look at each one I've made so far: 

Book paper + green paint + red paint on deli paper + white POSCA paint pen dots + word/phrase sticker (stitched on). 

Watercolor paper background + silkscreen on top of transparency using green paint + sequin mix.

Star stencil + red paint mixed with texture paste + Kraft cardstock + chipboard + stitching. 

Green painton white cardstock + red circles painted on deli sheets using red paint (adhered with gel medium) + canvas word strip + POSCA paint pen dots

Text silkscreen with red paint on white cardstock + pattern paper from 2022 December Daily® collection + Tim Holtz label maker sticker + Tim Holtz phrase sticker + embroidery thread down the middle. 

Cork paper + green stripe ribbon + painted 1/2 circle on deli sheet + stitching + cork star + Tim Holtz label sticker

Old book paper + green paint mixed with texture paste with stencil + sequin mix + pattern transparency + stitching + Tim Holtz phrase sticker. 

White cardstock + green paint and stencil + green Posca paint pen on deli sheet + white paint with silkscreen + felt star + glass star + stitching. 

White cardstock with messy paint + stencil with texture paste + dotted stamp + washi tape + stitching. 

Watercolor paper + red paint and stencil + silkscreen wreath with white paint + green paint on deli sheet + stitching + Tim Holtz rub on. 

White cardstock + fa la la tissue paper + silkscreen with black paintcanvas holiday phrases with stitching.  

Kraft cardstock + red paint mixed with texture paste and star stencil + circle embellishment + stitching. 

Watercolor paper + hand painted deli sheets with red paint and black posca paint pen pattern + star transparency to create the shaker page + chipboard stars inside. 

Red glitter paper + white cardstock stickers (stitched on) + washi tape. 

Book paper background + green paint with texture paste and stencil + Posca paint pen dots + gold circle sticker + Jingle All The Way stamp with gold embossing powder

Black paint on book paper + white painted strips on Kraft cardstock + heart chipboard + Tiny Attacher. 

White cardstock + dotted stamp + green paint on deli sheet + black paint + number stamps + gold embossing powder

Pattern paper + red paint + white star from transparency + canvas phrase strip + stitching. 

White cardstock + Tim Holtz label tape + green ball trim + stitching. 

Watercolor paper + red paint and texture paste and stencil + white Posca paint pen + "cheers to the season stamp" + gold embossing powder + Tim Holtz label sticker. 

Dark green felt + rubber embellishment (from a December Daily® collection a few years ago) + red embroidery thread. 

White cardstock background + red paint + green painted deli sheets + Tim Holtz white rub ons + painted Kraft circle + stitching + wood veneer stars + embroidery thread. 

Book paper + green paint with texture paste with stencil + white paint and silkscreen"merry everything" stamp with gold embossing powder.

Watercolor paper + red paint mixed with texture paste with stencil + white paint circles + embroidery thread

Watercolor paper with green paint + white Posca paint pen lines + green circle paint on deli sheet + red stitching + green pom trim + Tim Holtz rub ons. 

Gold foil pattern paper background + red painted circles on deli sheet + strip sticker from 2023 Advent Calendar

Gold stripe pattern paper + glitter cardstock alpha + red star transparency + sequin mix + stitching. 

Watercolor paper + red paint mixed with texture paste + white paint and silkscreen

White cardstock + green painted lines on deli sheet + bright green paint + Tim Holtz rub ons + Tim Holtz label stickers. 

Watercolor paper + red paint with texture paste and stencil + white paint and silkscreen + red stripe ribbon stitched + washi tape + black Posca painted pen circles on deli sheet. 

White cardstock + a variety of washi tapes on top (so fun) + Santa from 2022 December Daily® collection. 

White cardstock + red circle painted deli paper + green painted circles on deli paper + stitching + Tim Holtz phrase sticker.

Book paper + green paint with texture paste mixed in with stencil + tree stencil with texture paste + felt heart + embroidery floss + Tim Holtz phrase sticker. 

White cardstock + Tim Holtz rub ons + red paint + star stencil with green paint with texture paste on book paper. 

Cork paper + white paint with star silkscreen + phrase stickers + stitching. 

Book paper with green painted words on top + red painted circles on deli sheets + Tim Holtz metal charm + embroidery floss. 

White cardstock + green painted circles on deli sheet + book paper with red painted lines + black Posca paint pen pie chart + stitching + Tim Holtz metal circle button. 


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14 thoughts

  1. pmfunk06 says…

    Is it possible to share the cut file so we can participate as well?

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    1. JolieFleurs says…

      I experimented with drawing my own ornament shape, and it worked out fairly well.I also remembered I have ornament dies from a few other sources and am going to see what I can do!

    2. jparent2 says…

      Yes, please share the cut file if there is one available, thank you!

  2. Northrigg says…

    They look great together. Image transfer using clear avery parcel labels or tape could be fun to do as well

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  3. barefootscrapbooker says…

    Totally love all of these! What a fun way to use up bits of stash. I can't wait to get the stencils and start playing!

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  4. Untiedt says…

    I'm loving seeing all the ornaments together. I can't wait to get the stencil and make some ornaments. Thank you for the inspiration. I loved the dark red paint you used. Do you know what color red? Golden has several reds.

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  5. 62Pammy says…

    So creative and fun. I love this and am so excited to make ❤️.

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  6. stagnaromel says…

    These are just awesome. Will modge podge work instead of the gel medium? I am thinking yes...

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Yes, absolutely!

  7. JolieFleurs says…

    Please,please,please do something like this again next year! My 83 year old mother wanted to make an album this year, so most of my budget went to an extra kit, papers and album, but I absolutely want to try to do this next year!! Absolutely amazing, thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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  8. ScrappinMyHeartOut says…

    This post is a gift! Thank you Ali!

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  9. AnnetteH says…

    Go Ali Go!! This post makes me so happy!

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  10. Rosiekat16 says…

    One of the things I love about this is its perfect for us Jewish and/or interfaith families as I can easily make ornaments out of blues, gold, white, and silver papers and hang them up or add to an album as an element. So accessible. Thanks!

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Yes! I love that too!

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