6 Dec 2013
Sigh, I am in love with these ornaments. Bright colors, lots of shimmer: what’s not to love?
But I love them even more because I bought them for nine cents in January. That’s right: nine cents.
I got this pretty stash of acrylic inks at the Depot in October, and I thought they would be perfect for this project because they would soak into the wood nicely.
I painted the whole surface of the ornaments, but I had plans for the higher ridges.
I also got these pretty glimmer mists at the Depot, and I used them to give some shine to the top ridges.
Instead of spraying the mists, I poured a little bit of each out into my paint tray. I layered it on thick, and I love how it created this antique look around the edges.
I painted the tops with gold and silver acrylic paint. I was thinking of adding some glitter around the edges, but I ended up deciding that they looked perfect already.
It’s harder to see the shimmer on some of them, but if the light catches it right, it glows. I’m so glad I remembered I had these stashed away in the closet!