I found these porcelain ornaments online, and ordered some a couple months ago:
I was bummed.
But last night I was cleaning my office and came across them. I had some Diamond Glaze (water based craft shiny coating) left over from another project, so I printed some Christmasy images from the Graphics Fairy and copied some from my own stash. I printed them onto tissue paper, and cut them out and tried to decoupage them on the rounds.
I made a terrible mess and the Diamond glaze reacted with the ink and the colors ran like crazy.
I was bummed.
Then I tried adding my decals to the ornaments. That worked better! Even though they are all just black and white it still looked pretty good.
At first I used more holiday themed images. They looked good, but with the black and white they weren't that interesting.
Next I tried decals that would maybe not seem Holidayish at first glance, like cephalopods and bats.
I was pretty pleased with the octopus wreath, but I was downright proud of the flying bat Christmas Tree!
I let the decals dry on the ornaments, and then covered them with the Diamond Glaze to protect the delicate waterslide paper.
I let them dry overnight, and this morning they look pretty good!
I did have trouble getting the Diamond Glaze to be smooth. There are tiny surface bubble marks, and on the Weeping Angel there is a texture from getting the glaze on too thick.
I will enjoy these being on my tree this year.
Especially the skeleton one!
As a matter of fact, I think I will give one away!
If you would like one, just comment the one you like best, and I will pick one comment at random and send them the ornament of their choice.
Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win, and if you like more than one, leave a comment for each one that you like. I don't care how many times you comment.
Here are a couple of pictures of all the ones I have finished. I will assign a number to each of the comments and use a random number generator to pick. I will pick tomorrow evening (Friday night).
Each of the ornaments also has an image on the back too.
my shop and my other one or this one if you have a minute!
And Thanks also to the Graphics Fairy and Theerin for some of the images!
This contest is now closed!