Ever try to stencil something round and smooth like a glass ornament? It can be tough to stencil on the outside, so I found an easier way – put the pattern on the inside!
Why Christmas now? I’m playing in the Christmas in July blog hop with StencilGirl Products and Imagine Crafts with a $100 giveaway too! Find all the details and links to all the holiday inspiration at the end of this post.
I started with clear glass ornaments available at any major craft store but that ornament wasn’t going to stay clear. I wanted some color. irRESISTible is a wonderful texture spray but today I am not using it that way. I am pouring some LadyBug red irRESISTible right into the ornament.
As a side note…based on my experiments, the darker colors work best because what starts out as a very deep red becomes the most wonderful translucent red by the time it has fully drained and dried.
In the video you’ll see how I put these together, including how to actually get the right size of circle to fit in the glass ornament without measuring.
Watch How to Get Your Stenciling Inside a Glass Ornament on YouTube.
Stazon inks are easy to use with stencils and as a bonus they work on any smooth surface too. I used MB Makes Marks Marker, Ornamental Compass Screen, and Damask Waves with a cosmetic sponge and the black Stazon reinker.
In order to get the stenciled images inside the ornament, you need something flexible and sturdy like Durlar Wet Media. This is way easier to show than tell type of process, so check out the video where you can see exactly how to get the stenciling to be upright in the ornament.
Thanks for stopping by for some play! Lots holiday inspiration awaits you so be sure to check out all the blogs in the hop!
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Visit each blog showcased July 9, 16, & 23 and leave your comments. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! One comment per blog please. You will have until Saturday, July 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments. The winner will be notified by email and announced on StencilGirl’s Facebook page on Sunday, July 31st.
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Mary C. Nasser
I really like these ornaments. I will have to try this.
These are beautiful Carolyn. I don’t have any stencils yet but they are on my list of “must haves” and I will definitely be trying these! TFS!
Love these! So pretty and simple <3
Wow Carolyn! What an easy way to make ornaments that look incredible. Thanks for sharing. Love being able to find new uses for my stencils. Where do you keep coming up with these ideas?
OK, this is a great idea! Do you think the Durlar can be die cut once you figure out the size? (I hate hand-cutting circles!) ?
It die cuts so easily Nanci!
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful idea, Carolyn! And it’s a delight to see that you work the same way I do — trial-and-never-really-any-errors (because you always find a way to make things work, no matter what!)
You are a creative genius, Carolyn!
So delighted you joined this blog hop!
You and your artwork are such joyful inspirations!!
What a cool idea!! I have a bunch of glass ornaments in my art studio right now!
These are lovely and the video very helpful, thanks.
Great project and such great instruction! Must try this!
Ornaments that have been decorated by someone
are so much more meaningful than those bought at the
store. they make great gifts and are a good way
to express your creativity. thanks for the video.
It was a big help. I’ll be trying this idea soon.
thanks for sharing.
WhoooHOOO what fun, great idea, I see a StencilGirl Stencil Tree in my Christmas future. mrsjetjr at yahoo dot com
WoooHOOO what fun, great idea, I see a StencilGirl Stencil Tree in my Christmas future. mrsjetjr at yahoo dot com
What fun! Love this idea!
Fabulous technique! Loved it.
Thanks for your fantastic idea. Love the ornaments.
Wow, im totally trying these!! 🙂
Wonderful tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
You never cease to amaze! What a great idea. Very cool.
Super cool idea Carolyn! Thanks so much!
These ornaments look awesome! They look like a lot of fun to make also, and they would be a great gift!
Thanks for the video.
What a great idea. Love your videos. Wonderful.
How creative! What a wonderful idea!
Very cool my friend. Great idea as always. You rock it. xox
This has to be one of my favorites. This is a definite “have to try” – beautiful!
How delightful! I love your precision!! These would make wonderful gifts!!
Your creativity never ends……..these are so pretty! How do you think of these things???????
So simple, so effective!
Always inspired by your fun work.
what a fab idea!
Now I can use all those ornaments I have stock-piled! How create – and gets me using those lovely stencils – excellent project! THANKS!
Wow I just loved your video of the Ornaments, now I’ll have to try that, maybe I can run that plastic through the copier to see if I can print a child’s face. cool Christmas gift for parents.
So original project…beautiful..Thanks for sharing this inspiration.
Genius! Who’d’ve thunk?!! What a great idea!!
IS irRESISTIble the only paint you can use and is Durlar Wet Media the only thing you can use to put in the ornament
These are not the only things you can use- experiment, play around and see what makes you happiest!
Wow, that is an awesome idea. LOVE IT. Thank you so much for sharing.
Carolyn, you never disappoint with your immensely creative ideas. Wow…..these are just totally gorgeous. What beautiful ornaments you’ve made with this wonderful technique. TFS!
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What a great technique!! Thank you!!
I used your video for how to put stencils inside ornament I need 120 ornaments I use some stencils some sponge painting and some stamps and they turned out really cute I don’t know how to send you the pictures though
I made them I don’t need them. Fat fingers again
That’s a lot of ornaments to make Marian! So glad it was helpful- would love to see your pictures!