Modern Vintage Ornaments
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Modern Vintage Ornaments

Simple techniques transform clear glass balls into metallic ornaments with a vintage feel.

Designed by Gretchen Sell, Design Master®

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Design Master® Colortool® Spray (Brilliant Gold, Antique Gold)
  • Design Master® Premium Metallic Spray (Super Silver, 24KT Pure Gold)
  • Clear Glass Iridescent Ornament Balls (4 Large, 4 Small)
  • Water Misting Bottle
  • Paper Towel
  • Latex Glove
 

Project Instructions

Small Ornaments
Remove ornament clips on top of glass balls.
 

Protect one hand with a latex glove.
 

Insert little finger on gloved hand into the opening of glass ornament. Holding bottle about 15 inches away, mist all sides of ornament with water. Immediately spray entire ball with Brilliant Gold. Let set for 20 seconds then lightly dab/wipe moisture from surface with paper towel. Where water droplets were the paint is resisted and shows the underlying color in a mottled pattern.
 

Remove from finger and let dry. Replace ornament clip.
 

Repeat technique using Super Silver and 24KT Pure Gold for an assortment of metallic hues.
 

Large Ornaments
Remove ornament clips on top of glass balls.
 

Spray 24KT Pure Gold into opening of glass ball. Roll ball in hands to let paint cover inside surfaces. Let ornament sit for a few minutes to dry. Twirl excess color around again and pour off any extra. Let thoroughly dry. Color will vary in opacity.
 

Replace ornament clip.
 

Repeat technique with Super Silver, Antique Gold and Brilliant Gold for assorted metallic hues.
 


 

MATERIALS

  • Design Master® Colortool® Spray (Brilliant Gold, Antique Gold)
  • Design Master® Premium Metallic Spray (Super Silver, 24KT Pure Gold)
  • Clear Glass Iridescent Ornament Balls (4 Large, 4 Small)
  • Water Misting Bottle
  • Paper Towel
  • Latex Glove

Tips

Spray in well-ventilated location and follow manufacturer's directions.