Folkart ® Paint Tools - Detail Painters - #4156, Two paper mache swirled 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, Crystalbeads, Round nose pliers, Side cutters
- Using a large flat brush, basecoat paint each ornament. I painted the swirls alternating between two colors. One ornament was Wicker White and Cardinal Red and the second /tmp/tmpEb_C8T ornament was Wicker White and Classic Green. Allow basecoats to dry and reapply a second coat.
- Paint a diagonal stripe on the Wicker White side of the ornament using the base color of the ornament. Note: On the red / white ornament the stripe will be Cardinal and on the green / white ornament the stripe will be painted Classic Green. Load the No. 8 flat brush and paint a diagonal stripe on the entire white side of each ornament. Allow to dry.
- Load a liner brush with thinned paint and paint a small line on either side of the flat brush stripe. Allow to dry.
- Load a ¼ detail painter with Wicker White and paint random polka dots on the red and green sides of the ornaments. Allow to dry.
- To embellish your ornaments with jeweled charms, attach an eye crew into the bottom point of the ornament. If desired, add a drop of glue onto the eye screw before you screw it into the paper mache.
- 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.
Polka dots and stripes are some of the easiest things to paint and you don't need a pattern. Experiment with daubers, pencil erasers, brush handles and even a toothpick when painting polka dots
Polka dots and stripes are some of the easiest things to paint and you don’t need a pattern.
Experiment with daubers, pencil erasers, brush handles and even a toothpick when painting