|From A Yellow Bicycle: Pinterest Challenge: Painted Ornaments|
• Some acrylic craft paint.*
• A clear glass ornament. I read some comments and plastic is a no go.
* Probably a smart idea to use craft paint that was bought at about the same time. All of these were bought at separate times and that midnight color was a bit... chunky
If you want your ornaments to look like the original... you may want to follow her tutorial. She drips the paint down the side where I give mine a good shake. ;)
Drip some paint into your bulb. Try to get some on the sides if you want more streaks and less all over color.
I dripped that lighter purple on the side because I wanted a patch of it to show through. Now, a few tips:
• Shake your bulb over the sink and shake vigorously but don't go nuts - some paint might try to fly through the top and you don't want to smack your glass bulb against the sink and have it bust in your hand... that would be bad times.
• I recommend using some sort of paint with some sheen to it... the shimmer really makes the bulb here.
• I read in some comments that people were having a hard time with excess paint drying in the bulb - use an egg carton and let the excess drip out before capping it if you experience any problems.
• Someone also had a neat idea - they put the paint in and took a straw to push the paint around! I bet that would be very cool looking.
• Some also reported that the paint just dripped off the sides and pooled in the bottom... I hope I don't have a Pinterest fail on my hands but all seems well!
Grab a paper towel and set it down to try once you've got the colors you wanted and the entire inside is covered.