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Dipped Ornaments

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Colour your own clear glass Christmas ball ornaments by dipping them into your choice of glass paint. Use this simple technique to create a smooth coat of colour, which can either serve as the basis for a more complex decorative project or stand as a finished product, if you prefer a more minimalist look.

Instructions:

1. Pour different colours of Vitrea 160 glass paint into various cups.

2. Attach bits of string or metal fasteners to the metal caps of the glass ball ornaments.

3. Hold the ornament  by the string and dip it into the cup until the lower half is covered in paint. Leave the upper half clear.

4. Hang the ball ornaments from a stick or branch and let the paint drip off them for several hours.

5. Let dry 24 hours before handling. After collecting the dripping paint in the cups, pour the paint back into the original Vitrea 160 bottles. Place plastic plates or newspaper below the suspended ball ornaments to protect the surface from any drops of paint that could fall overnight.

Tips

The project’s success depends on the paint being left to dry naturally on the smooth glass surface. It is important to ensure that the balls are suspended without coming into contact without another surface and to keep from touching the paint to avoid leaving fingerprints or marks behind.

Even though Vitrea 160 paint is meant to be baked to make it resistant to washing, it is ideal for this project because it can be diluted and cleaned with water.

You will need:

  • Clear glass Christmas ball ornaments
  • Pébéo Vitrea 160 glass paint
  • Cardboard cups (slightly larger than the diameter of the ball ornaments)
  • Bits of string or metal fasteners
  • Sticks or branches to hang the ball ornaments

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