And I love that.
Monday night after dinner, I decided to make handprint ornaments for the Bambinos.
I've been kind of handprint obsessed lately but that's a different post.
My idea was modeled after this pin.
Again, like the glitter and wax ones, this is one of those ones that is so incredibly easy.
Embossing powder (it has to be embossing powder and not regular glitter)
I didn't get any photos of the actual process because I did it all by myself so my hands were kind of busy.
Put your child's handprint on the ornament. Mine were the perfect age to do this as they easily wanted to grab the ornament. Although Peanut's looked more like a four fingered hand at first.
Cover the inked part of the ornament with a ton of the embossing powder. Seriously, apply it very liberally.
Tap off any remaining powder.
I just blew off the extra powder, but you can use the Q-Tip to clean the handprint up if you'd like.
|I recreated this so there's not embossing powder on it, but you get the idea.|
The cool thing is, the embossing ink turns white when it's set and since the ornament is clear, it's easy to see when it's finished.
I never got any handprints as clear as the pinned one. Bug's turned out ok, but Peanut's was this kind of wide, morphed thing instead.
|The underside of Peanut's...see his thumb way down there?|
The cool thing is that since Peanut was kind of all over the place and not holding still, I simply wiped it off (before embossing) and started over. This is the 2nd attempt, and the best one I got, believe it or not.
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