Colorful Faux Watercolor Ornament

Colorful Faux Watercolor Ornament

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 2nd 2020

Creating this unique "watercolor" ornament is easy with DecoArt® Opaque Glass Paint Markers™.


    • paper towels
    • rubbing alcohol
    • clear glass ornament
    • spray bottle
    • paper plate
    • thin ribbon or string



    Clear glass ornaments are great for this project. Any color glass or plastic ornament will work as well.

    1. Wipe the surface of the ornament clean with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Shake and prime the Opaque Glass Markers by pumping the tip on a clean surface. Paint color block areas next to each other with Turquoise, Blue, Violet, Fuchsia, and Yellow, working one section at a time and allowing to dry for about 30 seconds before the next step.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Spray the painted section with rubbing alcohol.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. The sprayed rubbing alcohol will cause the marker paints to move and mix together. (See photo)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Blow the section to help the paint move and mix. When you achieve a satisfactory look, let it dry.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Keep adding more color (including Red and Green) in the same process. Allow each section to dry before adding more. If you don't like a particular section or want to add more color to an area, just paint with a marker, spray, and blow right over the top of the painted area. Let dry completely.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. After completely dry, add a ribbon or string to hang. To personalize, add the year, name or initials.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. This project is great to add to other DIY ornaments on a colorful, eclectic tree or to create a wonderful gift.
    16. Instruction #8