Saturday, November 20, 2010

King of the Tree- by Jennie

I love Christmas Time , and the excitement building up to it. I always have a new ornament at Christmas whether it be that I buy it or make it, so I thought I would make one for you. I used a smallish wooden hanging bird, some Viva Decor Inka Gold Cream, and Ranger dabbers.

To prepare your bird, put a small dollop of Viva Decor Inka Gold ( I used the red colour ) onto a piece of cut and dry. Smoosh it around the wood, rubbing in circles with it until the bird is completely covered. Allow it to dry , and then polish it up with a soft cloth. It shines up beautifully.

To decorate it, use a swirl stamp ( this one is from The Artistic Stamper), and dab onto it gold dabber. It will be too much paint , so lightly stamp it onto a scrap of paper first. Stamp randomly onto the bird. If you make a mistake , just spritz with water and remove with a soft cloth. (Amazingly, because the Inka-ed surface is polished it will come off, and you can always add more Inka Cream if you want to.) Allow it to dry.

I did both sides, and also painted the little wooden bead with dabber too.
The crown was be-jewelled with tiny cabochons, and glued to his head, as were the eyes.

I added a great "Tim Bauble" ( the biggest one there is !!) to the bottom. Voila a new Christmas bauble for my tree!

Thank you for looking.


  1. Your holiday bird ornament is just precious. Happy Jolly Holly...

  2. Jennie, this is so pretty!!!
    I can see a tree with LOTS of these beautiful birds!

  3. Soooo cute! Love the decoration.....that's going to look great on the tree
    xoxo Sioux

  4. Love the red and gold! Pity I don't have space for a tree to decorate, I really miss that!!

  5. How fun and cute is that! I had no idea of how to use the product, thanks so much for the tut!

  6. Great idea! I have some wooden tree ornaments just begging for some of this treatment :)
    Gayle xx

  7. What a wonderful bird! Thanks for sharing how you created him!

  8. this is quite beautiful! and an inspiration... xo

  9. Lovely Jennie I really like it!

  10. Fantastic project, Jennie! He'd be king of my tree for sure. Thanks so much!

  11. Omgoshhh! Jen this is SOOOOO cute!! I saw the crown on your blog and had to click over here to see what it was for! I love that little bird and crown!!

  12. I love it!!!! it almost looks like an old fashioned cookie ornament.
    So beautiful!

  13. Love your little bird ornament, great tutorial!


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