Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The 7th day of Christmas - Sally Turlington

Day 7 of our 12 Days of Christmas exchange is from mixed media artist extraordinaire, Sally Turlington, of Huntsville, TX. 

Sally's ornament is boxed up so pretty with a sparkling and glittery gift tag.

Inside is this very cool textured and waxy snowflake! Sally spent oodles of time making her ornaments this year. Apparently it was quite a process to make them.

Sally started with a purchased metal snowflake ornament. Hopefully you can see in this photo that it is a 3 dimensional snowflake.  She applied a layer of paper clay to the front and back of the metal ornament to give it dimension. Then she painted the paper clay in beautiful shades of pink.

Next, she applied a layer of sweet smelling beeswax over the entire surface, embedding papers, tiny beadz, and glitter in the wax...I love the texture of this ornament!

Sally added a charming embellishment to her snowflake -  a jingle bell, a religious medallion, and chain.

Sally's snowflake happens to be the exact same shade as my pink retro Christmas tree, so I photographed it on my green tree so it would show up better.  I wish my photos did Sally's ornament justice...it is gorgeous Sally and I dearly love it!  Thank you so much!

Yall go check out Sally's blog where she explains in detail the process for making these unique snowflakes!


  1. Thanks, Mel, for your sweet blog post. I'm glad you like your flake. Merry Christmas to you & your family. Oh, and your puppy, too.