DIY Calligraphy Ornaments

DIY Calligraphy Ornaments


Hey guys welcome back to my channel. Today I’m gonna show you how to DIY some Christmas ornaments using some faux
calligraphy. You can see one of the examples right here. These make great
place cards or ornaments or even stocking stuffers. You definitely don’t
have to hang these on trees. I think it’d be really cute to actually use these
maybe for a dinner seating if you could find a way to like place the ball and
they could take it home and have a custom ornament. So let’s get started. So
I’m gonna use the Sakura pen touch permanent paint markers. These are my
favorites paint markers. I know that these are more accessible. The Sharpies
and this is the oil-based paint. The Sharpies come in either water or oil. I
would use oil for this. There’s no I don’t think there’s any reason for you
to use water. You’re not gonna be like washing these off after. So let’s make
sure those things stick with oil. But if you can get these I would really
recommend them. I’m also going to link them down below just in case you’d like
to buy them off of Amazon. So we have our paint markers. We have our ornament. I got these guys from who knows Target or Michaels, but you can always buy them
online. What you can do is write on these and they’ll be clear and obviously you
can see your lettering through it, or like I did here you can stuff your balls –
that sounds weird. You can stuff your ornaments with tinsel. I’ve also seen
other decorative things like little snowballs that you can put in here.
Whatever you’d like if you want that background color. I’m gonna take my mug, place this up above and then I’m gonna start to write. And the only time that I
ever do faux calligraphy – or you basically do your mono line and then you
go back and you do an extra line or make your down strokes appear thicker – the
only time I ever do that is with these ornaments. So I’m just gonna do I don’t
know a initial here and we’ll do Pancake so we’ll do a P – Pancake is my dog if you
guys didn’t know. So let’s do that. So there’s my P. Let’s move this you guys can see. So there’s my P. He looks kind of funny without the downstrokes. Well let’s go
back down and fill those in. And I just want to paint over – watch your hands so
that you’re not rubbing on the wet paint. This is paint. We went up then we’re going down here as well so make it thicker here. And there you go. There’s my P ornament
for Pancake. I could actually continue to write his name around so why don’t we do
that. I’m just using this cup again to hold the ball still and even and I would suggest you know frequently
checking to make sure that you are writing in a straight line. Pancake and then I’m just gonna go back
and fill in those downstrokes and remember guys if you do have any
questions or need a kind of basics guide to lettering you can download my guide
below. Faux calligraphy so hard! Okay and here is Pancake’s ornament for
this year. I can’t stop writing guys I might just put 2017 back here, but we’ll
see. I’m probably gonna stuff him with some tinsel so it pops a little bit more
and then put some ribbon on and Pancake has his ornament for the year. You
could go back in maybe using the smaller Sharpie markers paint markers and then
maybe draw a paw print or maybe draw some snowflakes or stars or hearts or
whatever. I’m actually gonna do a little paw print. I think I’m going to take
silver this time and again because I haven’t stuffed my ornament yet it’s not
gonna pop so much but when you fill it in with tinsel or whatever or have it
against a green tree I’ll be able to see it. All right I am not an illustrator guys
but you know we’re trying. Not an illustrator, but I love my dogs. And you know, maybe he’ll love this. And you can go back and do a second coat after this guy is dry. That is a hideous paw, but I think Pancake still loves me
even though I can’t draw. And there you go guys. You just need your paint pens,
your ornaments. I would suggest using the plastic or glass ones versus the ones
that are already you know colored the red and green whatever color they are.
It’s hard to write on those when they have that coat on it, and then maybe a
mug to hold your ornament as you’re writing. So I hope that you guys found
that helpful and that you DIY some ornaments this holiday season. If you
haven’t yet remember that you can download my free guide which is a basics
to hand lettering guide in the description box below. Thanks guys

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