This is a fun an easy way to create custom glitter ornaments
in any color you want.
The possibilities are truly endless.
Here is what you need:
- Clear Glass Ornaments
- CTMH Re-Inker in your favorite colors
- Prisma Glitter
- Paper Towels
- Opaque White Stazon Ink
- Small stamps and clear blocks
- Toilet Paper Tube
Remove hanger from ornament. Fill with 30 drops of re-inker in the color of your choice. Remember that the re-inker is very concentrated so colors will be darker that when stamping with the inks. You may need more or less depending on the size of your ornament.
Roll ornament in a circular motion with your hands
to swirl the ink evenly over the entire inside.
Be sure neck of ornament is facing down and you have paper towels
over your work surface to catch any drips.
Continue rolling and swirling until ink has covered entire
inside surface including the neck. A toilet paper tube cut into thirds makes a perfect stand for your ornaments
while you are working on them.
The ornament shown has an opal type finish.
Clear ornaments are available in truly clear or with the opal finish.
Both varieties work well for this technique.
I have a couple of the non opal ones shown below.
Using a funnel, add about a teaspoon of prisma glitter.
This works best when done immediately while ink is still wet.
Hold a small piece of paper towel over the opening and shake well until glitter covers the entire inside surface.
This is what your glittered ornament will look like.
Dump any extra glitter into a small cup and save for another project. The glitter will be tinted so do not try and dump it back into the original container, but I ended up with some fun
multi colored glitter to use later.
You COULD stop here and have a plain glittered ball.
But it is even more fun to decorate the outside too.
I used Stazon Opaque White ink and a small snowflake from the Snow Flurries set. Stamping on the round surface of the ornament takes practice so have some stazon cleaner on hand to remove any smears or smudges.
It was hard to get a good picture of the stamped image with the light reflecting off the glass but you can kind of see it here.
Here are three ornaments I did in about 10 minutes time. The colors I used are from left to right Lagoon, Pacifica and Pear. The Lagoon one on the left was done with the opalized ornament and the Pacifica and Pear are plain clear, just so you can see the difference.
Allow them to dry several hours or overnight
before reattaching the hanger.
So what color will you try? There are SIXTY Close To My Heart colors to choose from so you can make these ornaments to match any decor.
To order prisma glitter or re-inkers click on the link to my website on the right sidebar.