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Hope, Joy and Peace Ornaments

Creating for the holidays is always fun! These ornaments are sure to brighten up your tree.

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Other Supplies

Three paper mache ornaments, Brush basin or container for water, Foam plate for palette, Paper towels, No. 8, 12 Flat brushes, No 1 Liner brush, Eye screws, Eye pins, Crystal beads, Round nose pliers, Side cutters

Instructions

  1. Using a large flat brush, basecoat paint each ornament. I painted the bottom four sides of the ornament alternating Citrus Green and Classic Green. The top half was painted with a horizontal band of Wicker White (the width of your No. 8 flat brush) and the remaining top was painted Aqua. Allow each side to dry and reapply a second coat. 
  2. Stenciling the bottom sections was fun. I used Ditsy Floral stencil and stenciled Wicker White over both values of green.
  3. Above the white band on the top section of the ornament, stencil one word around on all four sides using the Happy Words Peel & Stick stencil and Wicker White. The three completed ornaments focus on the words, “Joy” “Hope” and “Peace.”
  4. Load the No. 8 flat brush with Licorice and paint vertical stripes around the Wicker White band creating a checkerboard.
  5. Load a liner brush with thinned Licorice and paint a horizontal stripe on the top and bottom ofthe checkerboard.
  6. Using the handle end of your liner brush, paint Aqua polka dots to the flower centers on the bottom half of the ornament.
  7. To embellish your ornaments with jeweled charms, attach an eye screw into the bottom point.If desired, add a drop of glue onto the eye screw before you screw it into the paper mache.
  8. Create a bead charm using a head pin. Add crystal beads to an eye pin. Fold the remaining pin 90 degrees. Trim excess pin leaving a little less than half an inch. Create a loop using needle nose pliers. Attach one end of the eye pin to the eye screw at the bottom of the ornaments and a large crystal bead on the other half. (My large crystal bead came with a jump ring attached.) Hang on your tree and enjoy! Happy Holidays. 
Tip: Create several bead charms at a time for use later. You never know when you will want to embellish any craft project!

 

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