I love images of Marie Antoinette, maybe because I love Frenchy type things and you can't get anymore French than Marie. I started out with some aqua ornaments. I wanted the vintage glass ones, but they are really expensive so I opted for the ones from Joanne's that are already 50 percent off. They are genuine plastic, made in China, which I'm trying not to buy any of that stuff this year, but I made something with it that I hope to sell so I told myself it was okay.
These were just plain balls, and I wanted them to have a more vintage look so I brushed some gesso on them.
Then I blotted it off with a paper towel. When it was totally dry, I took my thumb and massaged the ball. This exposed some of the finish below but still left a lot of cloudiness. Next I sprayed it with Deft lacquer in the satin finish (available at Home Depot).
I found an image of Marie on the internet and printed the wallet sized photos (9) of the image. Next I placed it on my copy machine and reduced it to 60 percent. This gave me the size image I needed for the ornament. Once Marie was copied and cut out, I cut the corners since I didn't have an oval shape to work with and I wanted to cover a little more area of the ornament anyway. Then I snipped little cuts around the image so it would lay as flat as possible on a round surface.
Next I decoupaged only the back of the image and stuck it on the round ball trying to keep it as smooth as possible. Then I sprayed the image of Marie with more Deft Lacquer to seal in the ink.
Now I was ready to embellish. I glittered around the image, and by the way, I did two sides of the ornaments, and then I tied some pretty faded blue seam binding around the top of the ornament. I used Tacky Glue to attach it to the top so it would not slip off. I tied a pretty bow, embellished with some junk jewels and Marie is ready for her debut.
Thanks so much for taking a look. Tomorrow I'll show you a neutral version I did with this same technique with some old sheet music.
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