Saturday, December 20, 2014

Faux Metal Embossed Holiday Ball Tutorial with Smoothfoam


I love discovering new techniques when it comes to crafting.  I know that hot glue will melt Smoothfoam, but what about a low temp glue gun?  Well, it lays beautifully on top of the Smoothfoam and drys hard without melting the surface.  Success!

Materials:
Smoothfoam 3" Ball
AdTech low temp glue gun and glue sticks
Americana Paints by DecoArt - Dazzing Metallics Worn Penny and Charcoal Grey
Pencil, paintbrush, baby wipe, green ribbon (24"), scissors

Instructions:
1.) Insert sharpened pencil into opening at top of ball to use as a handle. 

2.) Draw pattern on ball and outline with the low temp glue.


3.) Paint with Worn Penny, let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.


4.) water down Charcoal Grey paint 1:1 and apply to ball.  Remove paint on high areas by lightly wiping with baby wipe.  Let dry.

 

5.) Remove pencil.  Create a ribbon loop and two bows.  Apply low temp glue to opening and insert knotted end of loop.  Attach bows to either side of loop.

 

Hang and enjoy OR make a bunch to give as gifts!

Join us over on the Smoothfoam blog to see ALL of the Holiday Balls for 2014!
and link up your designs!

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth

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