CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
These decorations can be used in various ways – either tie them onto your Christmas trees or use as interesting serviette holders or candle decorations.

Dala Glass Glaze is a water-based paint available in 15 colours. It produces a beautiful, high-gloss, durable glass-like finish with no brush marks, which makes it particularly popular with glass and paper maché artists. It is also used as a decorative ceramic colour. It is adhesion promoting and will adhere to most surfaces – even the more difficult ones such as tin and wax.

Materials

Dala Glass Glaze
Dala Glass Liners
A piece of acetate
Pipe cleaners
Epoxy glue

Equipment

Design
Small paintbrush
Scissors

Method
  1. Place the acetate over the design and use the Dala Glass Liner to trace the design onto the acetate. Leave to dry for 2 – 3 hours. 

Tip: For an effective, evenly-lined design, ensure that the liner bottle is held at a 45° angle, so that the hole of the nozzle is always visible, thereby creating a raised and not a flat line. 

  1. Starting against the liner and working towards the center of the design, colour the desired areas with Glass Glaze. Allow to dry for 24 hours. 

Tip: The Glass Glaze bottle should never be shaken – this will only aerate the paint. Only stir the paint gently when necessary. To ensure a perfectly smooth finish, the Glass Glaze must be used on an absolutely level surface. Dala Glass Glaze Clear can be used to achieve even more see-through shades – just mix with the colour until the desired shade is achieved. 

  1. Using the scissors, cut out the design. 
  2. Use the epoxy glue to stick the Glass Glaze designs to the end of a pipe cleaner. Allow to dry. The decorations are now ready to tie onto your Christmas tree or around serviettes or candles.