Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vintage Music Ornament

Vintage Music Ornament

Technique: Paper Mache

Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish
sheet music (see below)
styrofoam ball
cord and trim
painting sponge


Vintage is the hot catch word when it comes to decorating, but it's not hard to make something new look old. The Duke University Library has an excellent collection of vintage sheet music here.

I used Ave Maria.

Tear the music into small pieces, about half an inch squares. Using the Liquitex to both glue and seal, cover the entire ball and allow to dry. Give a second coat of sealer and allow that to dry. Rub a generous amount of gold paint over the entire ball with the sponge to 'age' and then wipe off any excess. This gives the ball a lovely golden look. Pin or glue trim and hanger into place.

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