DIY Paint Clear Glass Ornament Balls with Pearl Ex
Ornaments with Pearl Ex by
compliments of Jacquard
- Clear Glass
- Jacquard Pearl Ex Powders
- Jacquard Textile
Paints or Lumiere Metallics (optional)
- Spray adhesive or
craft glue that dries clear
Choose your adhesive. Craft glue may take a little longer,
but you can get some nice effects. If time is an issue, you'll love how fast these can be done with
|If using craft glue : Mix
one part water with two parts glue and pour mixture into ball. Cover
opening with finger or paper towel and turn to coat inside completely.
Pour out excess. Let dry until glue mixture is no longer runny.
|If using spray adhesive :
Place nozzle of spray adhesive close to opening of ornament and, in two
short sprays, coat inside.
2. Try one of these techniques:
- Iridescent finish: Put
approximately 1/2 tsp. of Pearl Ex into ornament. Narrow craft sticks
work nicely to get the Pearl Ex inside of the ornament. Hold fingertip
or paper towel over opening. Turn and tap ball to coat inside. Pour out
excess. Repeat with glue or adhesive and other colors if you like.
- Speckled Faux finish: Load
a dry artist's brush with Pearl Ex. Place in ball, being careful not to
touch sides and flick. Repeat with several colors.
- Antique Keepsakes: This
technique works best on the larger ornaments and/or with smaller
pictures. With artist's brush , white glue the fronts of magazine
or Xerox pictures. Using tweezers , place these in the ornament. With a
pencil eraser, firmly attach while removing creases and air bubbles,
especially around the edges of the picture. Brush a coat of white glue
to back of pictures. Let dry until glue is completely clear. Coat the
inside of an ornament with one of the above finishes. As an alternative,
try glueing the picture to the outside of the ornament.
3. Optional: Make any of
these finishes opaque by pouring Jacquard Textile Paints or Lumiere
Metallics into the opening of the ornament. Pour slowly around the rim
while turning the ornament to get the paint to run down the sides of the
ornament. Cover opening and turn ball to coat inside. Use one or more
colors. Pour out excess, set with dryer or air dry, turning occasionally
to prevent puddles.
||Caution: When setting glue mixture
or paints with hair dryer, be very careful not to overheat the ornament causing
it to break.