Sandy Claws Wooden Ornament is my festive contribution for December 7th December 07 2016, 0 Comments

Meet Sandy Claws. He's my December 7th contribution to my daily blog this month of adding something festive everyday that I've made. He's a rubber stamp applied with black StazOn permanent ink and is part of a Stampin' Up set of adorable ocean themed cartoon-like creatures with clever phrases. 

I made four of these. They make great gift tags to any gift or an ornament for the tree. A white or ivory ribbon will be looped through and tied from the top center hole, forming a hanger.

For now, here is the front side of this wooden ornament in different angles and distances during the photo shoot. 

The shell, present and starfish are all stamped onto a separate paper, watercolored, cut-out, then glued into place using a TomBow stamp runner. Before the starfish is secured on, five were stamped in the same distress ink Vintage Photo and were formed into a line pattern, like a shooting star. 

The tiny sparkles in the sand and in the hat's fur and pom-pom is made with a Wink Of Stella Glitter pen. It spreads fine permanent glitter onto a surface and makes it shine. 

The wooden base was painted with FolkArt's acrylic Nutmeg watered down to give it a stained look. Then edged in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. All the rest of the colors are watercolor painted in.

All that is left now for them is to have some Galaxy Glue added on top of the starfish to give it three-dimension. That, and to finish the backside. That will just have to wait until tomorrow.

Thank you for reading my blog. Enjoy your day.

Written by Jennifer Quilty for Tamm's Marketplace on 12/7/16.