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!

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

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