|How cool is that!
I like the solid colored balls such as these:
but I decided to try mixing it up as I did with the painted balls such as this on in previous years.
Here are some of the results.
|This is with two colors dropped in carefully on each side before
shaking. I used a funnel at first as most tutorials suggest,
but found that the glitter drops in pretty neatly with the bottle
|This had a number of colors placed in separately.
I like the swirl that resulted.
|This had much more of the purple with another color.
Again. I put them in separately.
Then I took the bottles with just a bit of glitter left and shook them together in a bottle before putting the glitter in to see how that would work. Here are a few of those:
These look much better than they appear in the pics. Some of these are just two colors. Others are a mix of four or five that show clearly up close.
I was a bit worried about doing this with the plastic balls, but they worked out great. They have some give when you press on them, but the glitter stays on perfectly.
- Mop & Glo works great! I found that rolling the wax around for a minute, draining it completely, and putting the glitter in immediately provided much better adhesiveness than letting the wax sit even for a short time.
- Very fine glitter works best. I'm sure it doesn't need to be Martha's. Martha does, however, have the best color choices. Michael's and Joann's carry it. With their coupons, you can get it for a great price. Of course, if someone knows of another company with 24 colors including lapis lazuli, peridot, yellow barite, and fire opal, I'd love to know about it.
- I found that letting the finished balls sit for a half an hour before putting the tops on carefully was sufficient. I didn't have one incident of glitter being scratched off.
I'm feeling a need to get back to making more sock creatures now. Hopefully I will be able to post about that soon!