Another year, another round of the Harry Potter Holiday Swap! This year I had 3 partners, and created a wider mix of items than I have in previous years, including a banner, wooden ornaments, glitter ornaments, and potions bottles. I'm going to post the holiday themed items here, and the potions bottles tomorrow.
I knew I wanted to make an Amortentia ornament for Kira, but was nervous about doing a new technique and possibly messing up her ornament, so I did a practice Felix Felicias one first. I created these from a tutorial online that utilized alcohol inks, which I happened to have on hand. The words were cut out on my Silhouette Cameo, and the tops were decorated with a chain maile collar of rings, and charms in corresponding colors, with shamrocks and celtic knots for the liquid luck potion, and hearts for the Amortentia love potion.
So I picked them up for less than $1 each, and put them away in my wood crafting stash to await this year's holiday crafting. ...And completely forgot about them. I bumped into them by accident when I went to pull out popsicle sticks to use in a recent candle making adventure, and knew I had to put them together.
They are colored with Tim Holtz distress crayons, which have the feel of oil pastels, but unlike pastels, they don't smear all over the place. You can smudge them if you do so on purpose, but on their own they don't smudge. I colored them lightly with the crayons, then used wet Q-tips to blend the crayons into a watercolor effect. I actually made 4, but somehow only have pictures of 3.