How to Make Christmas Ornaments

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Artist Mary Gallagher-Stout demonstrates how to make phenomenal hand painted Christmas ornaments.

    Mary Gallagher-Stout: Hi! I am Mary Gallagher-Stout and today we are going to make phenomenal hand painted Christmas ornaments. I am going to walk you through all the steps of the super easy technique of making your very own hand painted ornaments. The supplies that we will need to make todays ornaments are the following- we will need fluid acrylic paints, it is very important to use a high quality paint in your art projects because you want them to be archival and last forever. We are going to need acrylic medium to help disperse the paint within the glass ornament itself and we are going to need to purchase some glass ornaments from a local craft store be it Michaels or AC Moore, whatever for purchasing your crafting and this here, I found a new type of craft glass which is iridescent which brings another dimension to our hand painted ornaments and they come in different shapes and sizes and boxes of 4 and 6 so we are going to be doing a couple of different shapes today.

    You are going to need a drawing rack to draw your painted ornaments with. I use an egg crate, an empty egg crate and in order to keep your hands neat and tidy and not get your ornaments all dirty, you are going to need paper towels and a bucket to dump the medium and the extra paint into. So those are all the supplies that you are going to need to make these beautiful hand painted glass ornaments. Let me tell you a little bit about myself before we get started. I am a studio artist at the Lorton Arts Workhouse Center and I own and operate my own decorative painting company. So let us get start making these beautiful hand painted ornaments.