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Hope, Joy and Peace Ornaments

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
Creating for the holidays is always fun! These ornaments are sure to brighten up your tree.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #2894
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Citrus Green, 2 oz.
Item #2915
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Classic Green, 2 oz.
Item #2917
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Aqua, 2 oz.
Item #2921
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #2934
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Peel & Stick Painting Stencils - Happy Words
Item #30465
Painting with FolkArt Enamels couldn't be easier with new Peel & Stick Painting Stencils! Simply position stencil on glass or ceramic project surface, press in place and fill in pre-cut designs with paint! Stencils work great on curved or flat surfaces because of their special adhesive backing. Each stencil features several coordinating motifs. Stencils can be repositioned for up to 20 uses, and firmly adhere to project surface - preventing run-unders.

$5.29

FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Small - Ditsy Floral
Item #30623
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.

$3.99

Folkart ® Paint Tools - Detail Painters
Item #4156
Small format tools makes painting small stencil details easy and provide even and smooth coverage. Painters are perfect for use with adhesive stencils, minimizing paint bleeding under stencils. Set includes two 5/8" and three 1/4".

$4.89

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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