ORNAMENTS & JEWELRY USING WATERCOLOR PAPER

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At our craft party a week or so ago, I brought this versatile craft for all to try.  Using watercolor paper, craft paints, and toothpicks, we made necklaces, earrings, and ornaments.  Below is one of the ornaments we made.

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All you’ve got to do is cut out successively smaller triangles and glue them on top of each other.  Of course, an ornament is likely to use larger triangles than earrings would.  I used a heavy watercolor paper so the end product would be sturdy.  You’ll need to punch a small hole in the top of each ornament and earring.  (I used a jewelry bale on the back of the necklace.)

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Once the triangles are cut, glued together, and dried, you then paint the front and back.  Any color will do, but we used shades of green.  Then use your toothpick to dip into various colors of craft paint and touch it on the triangles to make dots. You see the beginnings of a necklace and earrings below.

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CRAP ALERT:  A couple of my dots didn’t stay round.  I had to go back over them with green paint and re-do.

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On one set of jewelry I made, I mixed some glitter into ModPodge and painted over each piece to give them a sparkly look.

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When completed, you can add a hook to the ornament, earring hoops to the earrings, and a bale and chain to the necklace.

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Cute, cute, cute!

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