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Holiday Ornaments

Step 4:

Fig. 4 If you are going to use Pearl-ex powders, decorate the ornaments before you bake them. I used a number of different colors of Pearl-ex powders to decorate this snow flake ornament. Again you see I'm working on the little tile as moving the ornament around to place the powder is much easier! Make sure you don't have a fan blowing on your project while you work!

Step 5:

Fig. 5
The photo to the left shows the one ornament that I used Pearl-ex powders on, along with two other uncured ornaments on a 12x12 ceramic tile, with a sheet of wax paper on it. I have found these tiles to be very helpful in baking items that you want to be flat after baking.

Place the tile in a 260 degree oven for about 10 minutes, or follow the package directions.

Fig. 6 The photo to the right shows the cooling process. After I take the tile with the ornaments out of the oven, I put a sheet of wax paper over them and place another ceramic tile topside down on them. I now leave them to cool like this. It keeps them from bending, curving or wrinkling.

Fig. 7 When the Pearl-ex ornament came out of the oven and cooled, I used a Gel Writer in the same color ink I stamped the snowflake with, and sharpened up the lines of the design (since the Pearl-ex tends to get all over everything!). I've done this with the same color, which is silver here, and I've done it in different colors! Actually nothing is right or wrong, it's just a matter of experimenting and having a good time!


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