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« on: November 20, 2010 06:09:30 PM »

Here are some glass ornaments that I made last Christmas.  Smiley

They're just the empty glass balls sold at craft stores (I bought these at Michaels).

(Wooden ornament is in this thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365190.0)

My biggest difficulty with these was waiting for the paint to dry!  I was so impatient and would add in new colors/way too much paint too early in the process.  So then I had all this paint that needed to dry.  I ended up having to drain them of the paint and wait for them to dry that way, which is why most of them are rather streaky.  But anyway, on to more pictures!

Using acrylic paints:



For this one I tried using a squeeze tube of watercolor paints:
It worked ok, but there are big globs of paint in some places.

This one is spray paint:

It did dry much faster.  I only currently have the silver spray paint, so I didn't try mixing or adding other colors.

I also tried putting in strips of paper from a destroyed book:

It was much faster to make Wink  but I don't think I like it quite as much/
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010 07:35:21 AM »

Those are neat, I especially like the one with the book pages in it.

Sarah Wink
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010 09:09:15 PM »

I like those.  If it makes you feel better.  I did exactly the same thing you did.  I knew I messed up and was disappointed.  I still have my streaky ornaments and really love them now.  They look great when the lights on the tree hit them.  The one with paper and wooden one look great too.

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