….and Glittery Ornaments! Holiday greetings all my crafty followers. This week I have been so busy making ornaments for the annual ornament exchange I am in with a group of my long time friends.
Handmade Glass Ornaments
List of Materials
- Glass Ornaments
- Tissue Paper
- Stamps (I used Close To My Heart, Teresa Collins and Raisin Boat stamps)
- Memento or StazOn Ink
- Modge Podge
- Sponge Brush
- Alcohol Markers (I used ShinHan)
- Wink of Stella (Clear)
- Liquid Glass or Glossy Accents
- Spray Adhesive (I prefer 3M)
- Glitter (I used two different types)
The first step after you gather all of the above items is to stamp the image you wish to feature onto the dull side of white tissue paper using a permanent ink. I used Memento Tuxedo Black. Cut the image either by fussy cutting or leaving a bit of a margin, I chose to leave a margin. I also layered mine with a verse stamp behind the image, I stamped “Twas The Night Before Christmas” on a separate piece of tissue paper and applied a portion of the story as the first layer.
The second step is to apply a thin layer of Modge Podge to the back side of the stamped image and apply it to the ornament. Once this has dried (5 to 10 min.) apply a second coat to the top to seal. Try not to go off the tissue paper by too much.
Apply Modge Podge to the back of the stamped tissue paper.
Adhere to the ornament, smoothing out all the bubbles and wrinkles.
Let this coat dry completely, you can either heat dry it or just let it be for a half hour. Next you will color your image with the alcohol markers. Let the ink dry completely then add Wink of Stella to highlight areas that need a little shimmer and shine.
After a top layer of Modge Podge has dried, color in the image with alcohol markers.
Once the markers dry you can apply some clear Wink of Stella for some extra shimmer.
This next step is a little tricky and can prove to be quiet messy. Take the top off the ornament. I suggest you make a tiny paper funnel to fit into the glass ornament, now pour a small amount of fine glitter into the ornament. Here’s the tricky part….spray adhesive into the ornament using small sprays. Try to spray upwards inside the ornament, then flip and do the other side. If you spray directly into where the glitter is sitting you will make the glitter clump and some of it actually sprays back at you….messy! You may ask, “Why not add glitter after I spray the adhesive?” Well, you can try it but it tends to get caught up neck of the ornament. Let it dry completely before putting the top back on the ornament.
Tiny paper funnel makes adding glitter much less messy!
Spray adhesive by 3M
Glittery interior of the ornament will sparkle with the lights on the tree
Apply a thin stripe of the Liquid Glass/Glossy Accents around the perimeter of the cut out stamped image(s) and spread it thin with your finger. This seals the edge of the tissue. While the Liquid Glass is still wet, sprinkle with glitter. I used a larger glitter by WOW for the outside of the ornament. Once this has completely dried you can brush with a very soft paint brush to remove any loose glitter.
Liquid Glass by CTMH and WOW glitter.
At this point you can embellish with sequins, cut-outs, mini bells or whatever tickles your fancy. Top off with a pretty ribbon to hang it up with and call it done.
Hand stamped tag, and it is ready for gift giving.
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