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Colorful Faux Watercolor Ornament

DecoArt® Opaque Glass Paint Marker™

Colorful Faux Watercolor Ornament
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Colorful Faux Watercolor Ornament

designed by Crimson Duvall

Creating this unique "watercolor" ornament is easy with DecoArt® Opaque Glass Paint Markers™.

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DecoArt Opaque Glass Paint Marker

  • Blue (DGPM61)
  • Fuchsia (DGPM54)
  • Green (DGPM59)
  • Red (DGPM55)
  • Turquoise (DGPM60)
  • Violet (DGPM62)
  • Yellow (DGPM57)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • rubbing alcohol
  • clear glass ornament (or colored glass or plastic ornament)
  • spray bottle (for rubbing alcohol)
  • paper plate (or other clean, flat surface)
  • thin ribbon or string


NOTE: Clear glass ornaments are great for this project. Any color glass or plastic ornament will work as well.

  1. Wipe the surface of the ornament clean with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Shake and prime the Opaque Glass Markers by pumping the tip on a clean surface. Paint color block areas next to each other with Turquoise, Blue, Violet, Fuchsia, and Yellow, working one section at a time and allowing to dry for about 30 seconds before the next step.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Spray the painted section with rubbing alcohol.
    Step 2 Example
  4. The sprayed rubbing alcohol will cause the marker paints to move and mix together. (See photo)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Blow the section to help the paint move and mix. When you achieve a satisfactory look, let it dry.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Keep adding more color (including Red and Green) in the same process. Allow each section to dry before adding more. If you don't like a particular section or want to add more color to an area, just paint with a marker, spray, and blow right over the top of the painted area. Let dry completely.
    Step 5 Example
  7. After completely dry, add a ribbon or string to hang. To personalize, add the year, name or initials.
    Step 6 Example
  8. This project is great to add to other DIY ornaments on a colorful, eclectic tree or to create a wonderful gift.
    Step 7 Example