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Friday, December 4, 2015

Twirl, twist and roll.



To create one-of-a-kind.



Christmas tree ornaments.





All you need are clear glass balls, acrylic paints and water.






Mix acrylic paints with a little water and squirt a small amount into (the inside) and at the top of the glass ball. 

I use old bottles that have very little paint left in them.  






Thin to a consistency so that the paint covers the inside of the glass easily.  Rotate ball covering only a small portion at a time. 






Repeat with next colors until the inside is covered all around.






Let dry upside down on paper towels.






3 to 4 different colors is all you need.  





They look great with the rest of your Christmas decorations. 


Happy creating.  

Gina 



17 comments:

  1. OK now Gina, I tried to paint some like yours last year and which you have also shown in this post...let me just say, they needed help. I am thinking though, that I could pull off these new shares...I will have something to do on this cold afternoon. Hugs your way~

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  2. Dear Mary, Yes you can do this. This treatment also works wonders with your old glass balls....those that you painted last year. It gives them that extra special look which is fabulous.

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    1. Thank you Gina, I am doing this one day this week. Kind of a cold wet week coming with very few engagements. Have a wonderful week~

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  3. I really want to put aside some time to try this exciting and gorgeous method. I have lots of paints remaining from when I painted and decoupaged clay pots and sold them in a local shop! I must dig out the piant and see if still usable. . . . . .then head to the stores to search for the clear balls! Yours really look like expensive works of art - love the muted colors

    Gina, do you have to let each color dry before adding the next - thanks!
    Hugs - Mary

    P.S. Love the snow falling in one pic - how do you do that - if you don't mind sharing!

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    1. Dear Mary, That makes me so happy to hear that you painted clay pots and sold them in a local store. I know that it's not because you need the money but because you want to share your creations with others. I love it when someone takes out their wallet and actually pays real money for something I have made. Besides, as Mr G tells everyone "it keeps her out of the bars"
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      It's a good idea to let them dry a little in between paint application but not necessary. It's fun to manipulate the colors when they run together.

      Google has taken several of my photographs and added the falling snow. I don't know why. However, I have also added falling snow to some of my photos. I like my version better because it looks more natural. The only problem, I don't remember how I did it. I will investigate and then let you know.

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  4. So beautiful and a very good idea.

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    1. Oh, you are so nice Janneke. thank you for your very sweet compliment.

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  5. I remember last year that you had that magical falling snow gifted to you from Google - they also appreciate the special items of Christmas magic that you create so beautifully.

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    1. Dear Rosemary, There are so many (and free) website that let you easily add falling snow to your photos. You have probably already tried this affect...I just can't remember. I like the Pho-to and snazzyspace. But there are so many others.
      Google has probably used many of your photos for their image library. Have you checked? Your photos are just what they like. Beautiful, sharp and large photos.

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  6. Gina, your site is surely an annex to Santa's workshop. I love the winter wonderland that is appearing, and thank your for your gift to the rest of us...sharing techniques we might adopt in our own little workshops. What fun!

    I think the marbelized effect of having the paint on the inside of the clear glass ornaments is very, very beautiful!

    Sleigh bells ring...are you listening? xo

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    1. Dear Frances, I love to share and I am always interested in anything having to do with paint. My motto has always been that anything can be improved upon with paint. And if you don't like the results then there is probably more paint waiting in your closet.
      Then there is the other side of the coin. There are many beautiful and old treasures that should be left alone. Patina is precious. It's like the dust on vintage wine bottles that should never be removed, unless of course you are lucky enough to have been invited to partake.

      Marbling anything always gives such interesting results Hope you give it a try.





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  7. Hello, pretty ornaments and images. I love the snowman. Lovely mosaic! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Hello Eileen, Even the snowman is easy to paint. Thank you for commenting. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

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  8. Oh these are wonderful and so creative as is your mosaic!

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    1. Hello Donna. I am so pleased that you like my painted ornaments.

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  9. Dropping by from Mosaic Monday. Those are great, and I just happen to have all the supplies on hand. May have to give that a try this year! Thank-you so much for the great idea!

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  10. Hello Andrea, Will you please share your version of marbled glass ornaments? I would love to see them.

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