|Poinsettia Ornament by Lucy Reese|
Makin's Clay® - Red & Green
Makin's® Christmas Nature Push Mold
Plastic or Glass Clear Ornaments
Pipe Cleaners- Green Pine
Silks Glaze by ColourArt- Crimson & Olive Vine
Black acrylic paintBeacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Adhesive™
1. Using your red and green clay plus the mold form all your embellishments. I chose to use the poinsettia, holly, and berries.
2. Once you get all your pieces molded and cleaned up. Use a needle tool to help exaggerate some of the texture.
3. While your clay is still fresh, add the adhesive to the back of each piece and place onto the clear ornament until your happy with the design. Once that is done you can begin to paint your pieces. I chose Silks Glazes because I didn't want to lose the color of the clay, I just wanted to enhance it. Being that Silks are transparent, that worked perfectly.
4. Once all your elements are completely dry. Remove the ornaments hanging parts. Then, place as many of the green pine pipe cleaners inside until your satisfied.
5. To give my ornament a bit of a vintage look. I made a wash mixing a little black paint with some water, painted it on, waited a few minutes, and then wiped it back.
That's it!! Pretty simple, isn't it? I hope you enjoyed this months project and it inspires you to give it a try. As always, if you have ever tried any of my posted projects.. I would love to hear from you!!!
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