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Homemade Christmas Ornaments: 9 Easy Ornament Tutorials

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Pretty Red Bow Ornament

This red ceramic bow will be sitting pretty on your tree this holiday season. The Pretty Red Bow Ornament from ILovetoCreate is a ceramic bisque ornament that you make by painting the plain bow with sparkly glaze and stilting it in a kiln. The glazes suggested in this tutorial have some sparkle to them, so your hand-painted ornament will definitely shine. Adorn your tree with some glitz and glamor this holiday season with these cute DIY Christmas crafts.

Pretty Red Bow Ornament

Materials:

  • New Bisque Designs - Bow Ornament
     
  • Duncan® Concepts® Underglazes for Bisque - CN 516 Really Red Sprinkles
     
  • Duncan® Concepts® Underglazes for Bisque - CN 522 Really White Sprinkles
     
  • Signature Brushes - SB 802 No. 1 Liner
     
  • Signature Brushes - SB 806 No. 6 Round
     
  • Duncan® Pure Brilliance® Clear Glaze
     
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
     
  • Container for water
     
  • Pencil
     
  • Paper towel
     
  • Potter's sponge

 

Instructions:

  1. Wipe ware with damp sponge to remove any bisque dust.
     
  2. Paint the back of ornament with three coats Really Red Sprinkles. Let dry.
     
  3. Refer to photo and use pencil to lightly freehand knot and gather lines in bow.
     
  4. Brush two coats Really White Sprinkles next to sketched lines, fanning out the paint.
     
  5. Brush three coats Really Red Sprinkles on remainder of bow including edges of bisque. Lightly blend into the Really White Sprinkles. Let dry.
     
  6. On palette, mix a small amount of Black into the Really Red Sprinkles. Use Liner brush to define center knot and accentuate the gathered areas of bow. Let dry.
     
  7. Stilt in kiln and fire to cone 06.

 

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