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Oh Christmas Tree Ornament

Paint the most recognized symbol of the Christmas season … a Christmas tree! Sponge on three shades of green for depth and then brighten with ornaments and add dimension with strings of Duncan® French Dimensions™ lights!

  1. Wipe tree with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Use circle template or round, flat circle shape approximately ½” in diameter for guide to make circles.  Trace 8-9 circles on shelf paper and cut out.
  3. Remove backing on circles and adhere randomly to front and back of tree to represent ornaments.
  4. Sponge two good coats Light Kiwi to tree only (not star). Let dry.
  5. Sponge Bright Kelp randomly over tree leaving Light Kiwi to show through in areas. Let dry.
  6. Sponge a little Dark Kelp randomly to add some depth. Let dry.
  7. Remove circle stencils brushing off any excess dry paint.
  8. Paint star on tree and few of the ornaments with two good coats Light Saffron and the remainder of ornaments with Dark Scarlet. Leave a small spot unpainted for highlight. Let dry.
  9. Make string of dots on tree with French Dimensions Pure White. Let dry.
  10. Paint trunk of tree with two good coats of Dark Ginger. Let dry well.
  11. Brush a light coat of Pure Brilliance to front and back of ornament. Let dry.
  12. Stilt on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Paper towels
  • Clear adhesive-backed shelf paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors