I told you in a previous post that I do love plaid and these Christmas Holiday Ornaments just shouted paint me in plaid! So, since the ornaments spoke, I painted them plaid. If you need a quick ornament for a party or ornament exchange, these are perfect! You could do this technique on any ornament or surface! So, grab your brushes and let’s get to painting some plaid!
Here is what you will need:
Paint the front of the heart, and star, and the body of the birdhouse with Country Red. With your #12 Shader, water down some Lamp Black to start painting your lighter stripes. I started directly down the center of each ornament and then spaced the next stripe approximately one brush width apart. After you have the vertical lines finished, then repeat this step for the horizontal stripes. After the stripes are dry, where they overlap, paint that small section solid with Lamp Black. Once everything was dry, it is time to add some lettering. I chose to use my own hand writing and carefully hand wrote the words on the ornaments with a pencil. Then go over your lettering with Snow White and your liner brush.
Paint the edges, back, and the roof and base of the birdhouse with Lamp Black.
And just like that, you are done! Just spray them with some varnish, add some ribbon, and you are good to go!