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Try pre-treating the inside of the ornament with a dose of rubbing alcohol, cover the hole and shake real well to cover all the surfaces, then just pour into the next ornament. Let dry overnight and you should be fine regardless of whether you use enamel or acrylic paint!
Having the same issue. Paint does not stick to the inside and when turned upside down it rolls on out. These are plastic bulbs and spraying hairspray inside is impossible
Try mixing with mod Podge. I am going to try it right now. I’ll update with the results.
I just read that glass and plastic ornaments react differently if using vinegar. She used glass ornaments,sprayed vinegar in it,then sprayed 2 times with a bronze spray paint,and once with a gold,rolled it around to cover,set upside down to dry. They were beautiful. Hope this helps some.
I had the same problem. I used acrylic paint on plastic ornaments and it took forever to dry like literally a week I had them sitting upside down and everything. Once they dried and I put them on the paint melted off and pooled at the bottom when my tree lights were on..... Any new tips on how I can get this to work?
I've tried making both (glass & plastic) and experienced similar issues with both materials but seems somewhat random. Faster, even paint drying is key vs days.
Would be interested to try the rubbing alcohol rinse prior to paint as I've read that suggestion in several places.
So far another method that seems to have had some success is to add more paint into the ball after first round paint has melted down the sides. Of course will somewhat alter effect created so you have to be open to a changing canvas so-to-speak. Have had some really cool effects this way though.
Have also tried a hair-dryer on low to help dry the paint a bit to set. Have read people will bake painted glass and was just concerned how thin glass ball ornaments are so hair-dryer seems to have helped a couple I was having issues with.
I also purchased pouring medium to mix with acrylics - supposed to limit the amount of cracking/shrinkage that can occur showing up as black specs or slivers. Might assist but would recommend only a few drops at a time. It will suspend dry-time and can cause paint to roll & pool more so some kinks to work out there.
I made faux rae dunn ornaments and used floetrol as a paint medium and for my acrylic paint I used artists loft and literally dried my ornaments for 5 days and they were perfect but after hanging on My tree the paint is pooling at the bottom. Tomorrow I will repaid and add modge podge and post update to try and help someone else should they attempt to paint inside a plastic bulb. Hopefully this helps someone else. Wish I would have pre treated my bulbs because I'm so disappointed and it's literally 5 days til Christmas!
Well this is more of a question. Used white acrylic paint in my ornaments it evaporated. Why?
Hi Wendy, hope this helps you out. Acrylic paint is perfect for this craft!