Paint

Pink Marble-ous & Sparkling Ornaments

By  Tammie Wilson  for  Delta Creative, Inc.

size: 2"; 3"

  • Pink Marble-ous & Sparkling Ornaments
  • Closeup View

Materials

  • Glass ornaments: 2”; 3”
  • Coordinating assorted mini and micro beads
  • Gold or teal wire, 24-gauge

Tools

  • Ceramcoat (Delta): Acrylic Paints: Royal Fuchsia; Black Cherry; Opaque Red; Metallic 14kt Gold. Sparkle Glaze; Pearl Luster Medium
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Paper cups and plates (one each per ornament)
  • Craft knife
  • Wire cutters
  • "Marble-ous" Ornaments
  • 1. Remove ornament cap and hanger. Pour alcohol into ornament, shake, and pour out. Let dry completely.
  • 2. Squeeze small amount of first color into ornament so it runs down side. Rotate ornament and squeeze a little more paint down side. Add approximately three to four lines of paint with only a dime-size amount of paint pooling at ornament bottom.
  • 3. Add second color, squeezing only small amount of paint in between first color. Add one or two more colors in same way. Rotate and tilt ornament a quarter turn every 5-10 minutes until paint covers entire inside of ornament. Drain excess paint into paper cup for 15-20 minutes. Turn upright and rotate every few hours for the next two days. Rest ornament in ornament box or paper cup. When desired effect is achieved, turn ornament upside down and drain overnight. Leave ornament open for at least two more days to dry.
  • 4. Remove hanger from cap and thread 7-8 mini beads; replace in cap and place on ornament.
  • 5. Cut 12" wire length; twist end and thread beads as desired, leaving 1-1/2" to 2" wire end to twist. Twist around one end of hanger, then twirl beads around pencil and arrange as desired.
  • Sparkling Ornaments
  • 1. Remove ornament cap and hanger. Pour alcohol into ornament, shake, and pour out. Let dry completely.
  • 2. Pour tablespoon of Sparkle Glaze inside ornament, cover opening with finger, and shake vigorously until entire inside of ornament is coated. Drain excess into next ornament and repeat.
  • 3. Set ornaments upside-down to drain and dry overnight.
  • 4. Follow steps 2-5 of "Marbleous" Ornaments to complete ornaments.