I’m in major ornament making mode for the holidays, so I decided to bring a project I made last year back with a tutorial. If I am just sitting down and having crafting fun this time of year, I always make a few Dimensional Magic Christmas ornaments. Let’s be honest, they’re quick (at least more so than say, a dresser). But they are also perfect for Mod Podging. This particular ornament combines Mod Podge and Dimensional Magic, so if you’ve never tried DM before, this is your chance. Here’s how this ornament was made.
Gather These Supplies
- Paper Mache Ornament
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Metallic Pure Gold
- Scrapbook paper and tree accent – I used SEI’s Kris Kringle line
- Spare Parts Snowflake brads
- American Crafts Truffle Ribbon – approximately 1.5′
- Large Rhinestone – coordinating
- Craft Glue/Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Knife and Mat
Trace the ornament with the pencil onto the back of your sheet of scrapbook paper. Cut the shape out just inside the lines (carefully) and set aside.
Paint the entire ornament with several coats of Pure Gold, back and front. Allow to dry.
You will be Mod Podging the paper to the front of the ornament only (choose either side). Put a medium layer of Mod Podge down on the ornament, being sure to get the edges well. Lay your sheet of paper onto the ornament and align the paper shape with the ornament shape. Smooth thoroughly with your hands – a brayer works very well too. Wipe away any Mod Podge that comes out the sides. Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Spread a top coat of Mod Podge onto the paper, as well as over the entire ornament. Allow to dry and apply another coat. Allow to dry.
Use Mod Podge to apply the die cut shape of your choice to the front of the ornament. Smooth and allow to dry.
Apply Dimensional Magic to the top of the die cut shape. Work slowly. Dimensional Magic is great, because surface tension near the edges keeps it on the shape as long as you don’t squeeze out way too much. Allow the Dimensional Magic to dry in a warm place, NOT near a window, especially this time of year. Cool weather makes DM crack.
Either use craft glue or a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon to the outside of the ornament. Allow to dry.
Add some texture to your ornament with the snowflake brads. Make a small slit in the ornament in various places and slip the brads in. Don’t push them flat to the surface. They look great popping off the surface! My brads are sparkly so they add a little fun glitter, too.
The final step is to glue the gem at the bottom of the ornament. Allow to cool and you’re finished.