Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Altered Christmas Ornaments with Paper Clay

These 2 little clear plastic ornaments were really fun to decorate. I've had them on my worktable for a couple of weeks, but just found time last weekend to give them a new and improved look.

I got them at the dollar store. What a deal. The first thing I did was paint them with black gesso and make sure it dries. (do NOT try drying them with a heat tool...trust me, I know)  Then I added different Finnabair ArtAlchemy paints - opal magics and metalliques to them.

The Escucheons II mould from Iron Orchid Designs and Paper Clay is added to both of them with 3D Matte Gel.  Let it dry. 

Before the clay dries, I pushed the Snowman (from Hobby Lobby) and a Rustic Tim Dimensional Star into the clay and remove them to dry.

Next I painted the clay with Metallique Paints. The Art Alchemy Waxes and Mini Art Stones were added last with Soft Gloss Gel

The Chipboard Art Scrip Word Cut -  Joy is painted with Sparks just to shine it up a bit.

This bulb was a bit simpler with just gold and royal red paint. The gold wax was added last with your finger.

Glue the little snowman and the star with Heavy Body Gel. A ribbon or gold cord can be added to hang the ornament on your tree. 

The word cut-outs from Retro Cafe Art Gallery are fun to paint up to be put in a package for a gift. 

Hope you are inspired to play and make some memorable pieces for your holidays. Let me know what you think.

Your Friend in ART,



Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

These are SO COOL Linda!!! XOXO

Mischelle Smith said...

Linda, what a great idea For plastic ornaments! I've seen other ways of decorating the, usually just painting them, or filling them. Your idea is not only creative but, beautiful. Thanks, I'm hoping to pick some up and try your idea!
Happy Holidays

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