TODAY I’M SHARING A DIRTY POUR PAINTING TECHNIQUE ON DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS. A BEAUTIFUL LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA! [VIDEO]
Have you ever seen a painting technique that looks amazing but scares the bejeebers out of you? Dirty Pour Painting is one of those for me. Love the look. But I’m a little nervous attempting it on a piece of furniture. Today I’m sharing my ‘build your confidence’ project creating these Dirty Pour Painting DIY Christmas Ornaments — which is a beautiful last-minute gift btw! It gave me a ‘feel’ of how pouring paint works while creating these adorable holiday ornaments!
I started with these inexpensive glass Christmas ornaments which I bought for 50% off last season. They’re your everyday plain jane Christmas Balls but…
….look at them out NOW!
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DIRTY POUR PAINTING [VIDEO]
I created a video on how I made these marbled Christmas Ornaments. You can click here to view on Youtube or watch it below. 🙂
STEP #1:: REMOVE HOOK HOLDER
After I set up all my supplies (listed above), I removed the top hook holder from the glass ornament. They pull off really easy. The pins that hold them in the ball are easy to squeeze and remove.
STEP #2:: 50/50 FLOETROL + PAINT
Floetrol is the key to getting a nice pour on your project. This Floetrol paint pouring can be mixed with ANY water-based paint. I mixed a 50/50 mix of Floetrol with my Cotton and Moonshine Metallics. Each color was mixed in a separate cup.
STEP #3:: MIX THE PAINT
In a new clean cup, I added some white, then some rozay metallic, then some gold followed by some white. I swirled all four colors in to create a marbled look.
STEP #4:: POUR THE PAINT
This is the fun and dirty part! I placed the Christmas ornament on my finger and poured the paint onto it in a swirling motion to create a marbled effect. Be sure to use craft paper or something to catch all the off flow paint because it will get messy!
STEP #5:: LET DRY
I left these to dry overnight. One they were 100% dry, I added the hook holder back onto the ornament and then added some ribbon to hang.
I’m so glad I finally gave this technique a try!
Chalky paints, mineral paints, latex, acrylic crafts paints, emulsion — any water-based paint will work with dirty pour painting.
I really like that depending on the combinations of colors used, and how it pours, the outcome will be one-of-a-kind every time!
I absolutely LOVE the metallics for the holidays!
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Thanks again to everyone for joining in on the fun!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS DIRTY POUR PAINTING TECHNIQUE … OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Wishing you a beautiful day filled with inspiration and Happy Painting friends!
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