I have been wanting to make these beautiful ornaments for some time now, but time was getting away from me, so today was the day!
Step 1: Start with clear glass balls from amazon, I bought them with the silver tops and spray painted the tops gold with spray paint.
You cannot use acrylic balls, they must be glass.
Step 2: Using white acrylic paint ( I bought this at Michaels) squirt some into the glass ball and shake it until the white paint has covered the entire inside of the ball.
Step 3: Turn the ornaments upside down and let the residual paint drain out of the ornament into a plastic cup , I like to let them sit overnight and drain.
Step 4: Remove the ornaments from the cup and let them air dry for several hours.
Step 5: Put ornament back onto the plastic cup and paint on the gold leafing adhesive with a brush, only put the adhesive where you want the gold leafing to adhere to the ornament. Let this sit for around 20-30 minutes until it is tacky to the touch. It only takes a little bit of adhesive, you don’t want it to drip, so watch it to be sure you have not put too much on.
Step 6: Remove one sheet of the gold leave ( keeping the orange backing paper on ) and place over the bottom of the ornament and rub lightly, and then remove the orange backing paper. It should look like the below.
Step 7: Using a dry inexpensive paint brush burnish the gold foil and remove any loose pieces.
Step 8: Tie a piece of gold ribbon to the top and hang on the tree or display them in a lovely bowl.