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Black and White Ornament Set

By: Kirsten Jones

Try a monochromatic look this holiday by painting a set of black and white ornaments.

At a Glance:

Project #15359 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz. - 938

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Wood Brush Set, Details - 44218

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Palette knife
  • Small stretched canvas square
  • Large glass ball ornament
  • Paper mache round ornament
  • Black and white plaid ribbon
  • Small wood gift tag
  • Scissors
  • Jute string
  • Hot glue


Glass Ball

  1. Remove top and squeeze Wicker White paint into glass ball. Move around, covering only half of the inside with white paint and let dry completely.
  2. Squeeze Licorice into glass ball and move around until remaining glass areas are covered with black. Let dry.
  3. Using palette knife to spread a light coat of Licorice onto outside of ornament where the black and white meet.
    • Tip: Like lightly spreading butter on toast, use the palette knife to create a distressed texture. Let dry.
  4. Attach small piece of jute for hanging and tie plaid bow.
 Small Canvas Present
  1. Basecoat canvas with Wicker White and let dry.
  2. Squirt Licorice onto paper plate and drag edge of palette knife into paint.
  3. Drag the edge of palette knife onto canvas as shown creating the distressed lines. Pick up paint as needed and continue creating plaid pattern as shown. Let dry.
  4. Basecoat small tag with Licorice and let dry.
  5. Using small liner brush and Wicker White, write Merry Christmas on tag as shown. Let dry.
  6. Attach jute for hanging and wood tag as shown with hot glue. Tie small bow with plaid ribbon.
 Snowflake Round Ball
  1. Basecoat paper mache ball with Licorice and let dry.
  2. Squirt Wicker White onto paper plate and lightly drag edge of palette knife into paint.
  3. Using the edge of palette knife create snowflakes as shown. Repeat around entire ornament and let dry.
  4. Add plaid ribbon.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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