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Marbled Ornaments

These swirled stones get their look from mixing paint in soft tones with marbling medium (a specialty product that takes the mess out of this technique).

marbled ornaments

Photography: Pernille Loof

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2017

Introduction

These ornaments decorated our Crystal-Inspired Christmas Tree.

materials

  • Glass ball ornaments (Pictured from left: Darice clear glass disc, 8 cm, $7.50 for 6; clear glass ball, 100 mm, $7.50 for 2; and iridescent glass ball, 35 mm, $8 for 20, amazon.com)

  • Craft paint (Pictured: Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint, in Slate Grey, Wild Blueberry, Rose Pink, and Poodle Skirt, $2.50 for 2 oz., michaels.com)

  • Marbling medium (Pictured: Martha Stewart Multi-surface Marbling Medium, $13, michaels.com)

  • Glitter (Pictured: Creatology Glitter Pack, in Neon, $4, michaels.com) (optional)

  • White glue (optional)

steps

  1. Remove metal cap from the top of ornament.

    marbled ornament how to
  2. Add a teaspoon each of two paint colors mixed with marbling medium, swirl, and dry.

    marbled ornament how to
  3. Optional: For the flashy one pictured top right, brush glue on the bottom and roll in glitter.

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