Thursday, December 21, 2017

Folk Art Color Shift Christmas Ornament Tutorial


I found that the new  "Folk Art Color Shift" paint line is perfect for making last-minute Christmas Ornaments.  They have a fun finish that works so well with the clear glass ornaments that can be found at my local Michael's Craft Store.  My dogs got a hold of the Christmass tree and managed to break some of the ornaments, so I figured I would make some inexpensive replacements and write out a brief tutorial on how I made them using the Folk Art Color Shift paints.



Here is the list of supplies I used:
Folk Art color shift Paint - Orange Flash
Folk Art Brushed Metal Paint - Brushed Antique Gold
Folk Art Junky Glitter in Gold
Clear Glass Ornaments
Christmas Tree Sparkle Stickers


Step 1:
I removed the metal bits from the ornament.  Since the paint, I am using is rather thick, I covered the end of the ornaments with a piece of aluminum foil so that I could reposition the balls out during the day to make the paint move onto different areas of the ball without letting the paint dry out right away. I did this with each ball.

Step 2:
I squeezed a bit of paint into the ball and let it swirl around. I did this to all the balls, using one paint at a time.

Step 3:
I allowed paint to dry before adding next color.

Note: this is how I did it but you could add the paint while the other is not dry to create some fun marbling techniques.

Step 4:
Once I used all the colors that I wanted on the balls, I allowed them to dry out completely.

Step 5:
Add a sticker

Step 6:
To finish I just put the metal top back onto the ornaments and hung them on the wreath and tree.

I really enjoyed working with the new color shift paints. They are pretty easy to use and you can get some fun effects with them. You can not really tell from my photos just how cool this paint really is. My daughter is trying them out on her comic con costume to see what results she can get from them. I will let you know how that works out.

Disclaimer:  This tutorial is not sponsored. I paid for everything except the color shift paint which was sent to me to test out by Plaid.

If you are interested in other Plaid products I have reviewed, please feel free to use the search key on this page and put in a search for "Plaid".  There is also a review of the plaid gallery glass window paints and folk art enamels.







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