Daily Archives: November 27, 2017

Easy Altered Christmas Ornaments

Hi everyone! While my Tommy Art supplies were on my desk (from this project where I altered candlesticks), I thought I’d alter a few simple ornaments.

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I used Tommy Art Copper metallic color and Antiquing Wax.

Tommy Art metallic colors are ultrathick, shiny metallic paints available in five gorgeous colors. They adhere to most surfaces without preparation and can be layered with Tommy Art colors or thinned with water for glazing effects.

Tommy Waxes a creamy, solvent-based beeswax that can be used to add color or to create a seasoned look (which is what I was going for here). Ideal for use with wood, plaster, and metal. Each of the four colors produce their own decorative effects. They are easy to apply and buff and are an excellent way to protect surfaces.

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I purchased these three simple wood ornaments from Michaels for 44 cents each.

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I first painted over the front and back with Copper Metallic color.

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Once that dried, I applied a thin coat of Antiquing Wax.

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I let that dry for a few minutes then used a soft cloth to gently buff off of the flat surfaces. I used a toothpick or cotton swab to remove any small clumps of wax from small areas.  After tying on a bit of jute string, my ornaments were ready to hang.

My ornaments were super easy and I love how the darker wax complimented the copper paint. I may try this on a large frame in my dining room.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

1amichele siggy