My “Star of Wonder” ornament is designed from my original “Star of Wonder” holiday card in 2012, more on that below. I handmake each ornament on a wood disk with a silver star, a light blue background and a navy blue cat silhouette, and trim the edge with silver.
All these elements have been consistent, but I make the ornaments in a different way each year. Some years the wook disks are 3″, some years they are 3.25″—this year, I have some of both. Initially, I handpainted the entire design on each ornament with a primer coat on all sides, then two coats of the background color, and I handpainted each cat and each star, but the star was white, more like the original design, and the edge was the color of the background. The next year I changed the star to silver and added the silver edge. The year after that I stenciled the cat and handpainted the whiskers and the star.
In 2020, the Homeless Cat Management Team requested an eartipped version of the ornament to give to volunteers, and that was so very popular that this year, 2021, I produced both regular and eartipped versions for them and for sale here. In addition, to save time with the extra volume, I tried out cutting vinyl to speed up the process and put less strain on my hands and eyes, and give more clarity to the design, and I love it! The two ornaments in the photo above are the 2021 versions.
And because I produce a limited edition of them each year, my label on the back lists the the year it was made.
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All designs are on 3″ wooden circles with the design handpainted or impressed on the front, finished and embellished on all sides.
Two are ornaments I made in a small quantity for my Panhandle Trail exhibit this year and decided to offer at the holidays too.
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Dusk in the Woods
My painting “Dusk in the Woods” is impressed onto the wood disk with a fabric transfer and finished with an iridescent matte varnish. The edge is detailed with silver and the back is painted solid medium blue.
My painting “Snowfall” is impressed onto the wood disk with a fabric transfer and finished with an iridescent matte glitter varnish. Decorative text reads: “Snowfall Panhandle Trail”, which is where the scene is and where I painted it. The edge is detailed with pale gold and the back is unpainted.
Snow at Night
My painting “Snow at Night” is impressed onto the wood disk with a fabric transfer and finished with an iridescent matte glitter varnish. The edge is detailed with pale gold and the back is painted medium blue.Other items with the same art or design To find all items on this site with the same art or design, use the search box for the name of the artwork and you'll find all that's available.
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