Sunday, February 6, 2011

Chinese New Year Bauble

Red & Gold Oriental Bauble

glass bauble
red joss paper
Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish

kitchen sponge

Cut the joss paper into strips. The bauble I used was 3" in size, so I cut my strips 1" x 4", if you are using a smaller bauble cut your strips thinner to accomodate. Paint a strip of liquitex onto the glass and smooth down a strip of joss paper, using a clean and barely damp kitchen sponge to press down on the paper. This softens the paper and encourages the bond between the Liquitex and glass, which helps the paper form around the curve of the bauble.

Continue in this manner until the entire bauble has been covered with strips of joss paper. Allow to dry overnight. Give the entire bauble a coating of Liquitex to seal and varnish.

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