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Swirled Ornaments with FolkArt Multi-Surface

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!
Everyone loves peppermint stripes and polka dots! Combined it is a winning painted ornament so easy crafters of any age or skill level can create.
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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 - Cardinal Red, 2 oz.
Item #2900
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 ® 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
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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Load a liner brush with thinned paint and paint a small line on either side of the flat brush stripe. Allow to dry.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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: 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
polka dots.

 

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