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Old Dec 1st, 2012, 17:45 PM   1
Samemka
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Salt dough ornaments - what paints?


I want to make some ornaments for gifts but I'm unsure what paints & varnish to get?

Hoping something from home bargains, wilkinsons etc.

Cheap if possible but without the result looking cheap IFKWIM. Would rather spend a little more to get them to look nice



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2012, 17:47 PM   2
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maybe acrylics think they are 99p per colour in home bargains and im just gonna use b&q clear varnish...



 
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I just used paint from ELC. 1 for a tube. Then used a 1 clear varnish from Asda.



 
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I just used paints that came with my paint by numbers



 
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ohhh elc paints are 75p atm with code



 
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Are you ladies using a special type of varnish? I asked OH what he thought and this is how it went....
Me: what varnish do we need for the salt dough decs?
OH: I dunno, will have to check b n q to c if they do a bakeable one
ME: whats bakeable mean
OH: you know, one you can bake?
ME: what!? Y would you bake varnished decs?
OH: to cook them so they are hard and not doughy.
Me: you bake, paint and then varnish

Believe it or not he is the smarter one of us.



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Thanks ladies



 
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Are you ladies using a special type of varnish? I asked OH what he thought and this is how it went....
Me: what varnish do we need for the salt dough decs?
OH: I dunno, will have to check b n q to c if they do a bakeable one
ME: whats bakeable mean
OH: you know, one you can bake?
ME: what!? Y would you bake varnished decs?
OH: to cook them so they are hard and not doughy.
Me: you bake, paint and then varnish

Believe it or not he is the smarter one of us.
Sounds like something my OH would say!



 
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Old Dec 2nd, 2012, 00:53 AM   10
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The kids and I just made the santa hand print salt dough ornaments. I used the paints from the craft store that come in a set of like.... 10 different christmas colors. They were cheap. I also had some left over paints from last year that I used as well (that were also the cheaper kinds from the craft store). I used a few coats of modge podge to give it a nice shine and seal everything. It worked really well and im happy with the results.



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