Tuesday, November 24, 2020

DIY Hand Marbled Christmas Ornaments

These ornaments are so gorgeous, I can't believe I made them. The high pigment alcohol inks keep the colors super saturated, the superfine glitter ads sparkle and if you add a mix of craft paint and watered down Mod Podge at the end it makes it look like vibrant polished stone or raku. 

Here are the basics for those of you that would rather read than watch a video. 


  1. Grab one of those glass Christmas Ornaments from the local craft store or order them on Amazon. If you have Prime you'll get them pretty quick. 
  2. Put a few drops of Alcohol Ink inside of the ornament, swirling it around until you have full coverage
  3. Start adding gold or other metallic ink alternating it with the traditional ink
  4. Put glitter inside of the ball. (1 - 2 Tablespoons) and shake it around 
  5. Let it sit for a few minutes. The ink starts to dry quickly
  6. Add another layer of ink. It will run through the glitter and fill the negative space
  7. Add glitter (step 3) again
  8. Add ink
  9. Mix equal parts Mod Podge and water, pour a few tablespoons into the ball
  10. Add a little bit of paint. Shake it all up
  11. Let the paint drain out for five to ten minutes (this is when I clean my space)
  12. Clean outside with rubbing alcohol, leave upright to dry over night. 
If you want more detail, you can watch my short video on this process below. 

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