Sunday, December 31, 2006
Two years in a row now I have made ornaments to give to my friends at Christmas. When people ask how I make them, I feel like I never give a very good explanation. So this year I took some quick photos while I was working on them to show what I do.
I start with these brown paper ball ornaments from a craft store.
They have to be painted white before I actually start decorating them.
Then I use a rather unscientific mixture of glue and water to paste on strips of colored tissue paper.
These two are almost done being papered.
This year I coated them with a clear varnish to make them shiny.
It's all very easy to do, but it takes a lot of time because the paint has to dry, and the tissue paper has to dry between layers, and then last the varnish has to dry.