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Watercolor Marbled Christmas Ornament

teacher avatar Daniela Mellen, Artist & Author

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15 Lessons (44m)
    • 1. Class Intro

    • 2. Class Supplies

    • 3. Creating the Sketch

    • 4. Putting the Paper on a Board

    • 5. Ornament #1

    • 6. Ornament #1: Layer 2

    • 7. Ornament #1: Layer 3

    • 8. Ornament #1: Layer 4

    • 9. Ornament #1: Layer 5

    • 10. Ornament #1: Removing the Tape

    • 11. Ornament #2: Layer 1

    • 12. Ornament #2: Layer 2

    • 13. Ornament #2: Layer 3

    • 14. Ornament #2: Layer 4

    • 15. Class Wrap Up

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Paint an illustration of a faux marbled Christmas Ball in this intermediate watercolor class. We’ll create multiple layers, using simple watercolor techniques, to create a realistic looking marbled pattern. Follow along with each step of the process, and watch as each step brings the “marble look” come to life. There are two illustrations, using just a few colors to make a striking image.

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Daniela Mellen

Artist & Author


I'm an artist and author living in coastal Florida and surrounded by plants, animals, marine life, and the warm sun - all things that inspire me.

I am drawn to creating things and love to get lost in projects. Each day is a opportunity to learn something new, build on existing skills, and branch out to new ones. I was formally trained as a educator which is my passion and incorporating art into teaching makes my life complete.

I upload art classes every Friday, here on Skillshare. You'll see handmade books, memory keeping, watercolor, acrylic paint, unique art supplies, and photography composition. Thanks for joining me and I look forward to seeing your work.

Check out my blog for additional info on my website danielamellen.com or my YouTube Channel for additional c... See full profile

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1. Class Intro: Hello, I'm Daniella melon and author and artist in today's class, watercolor, marbled Christmas ornaments. I'll show two techniques for creating a full marbling pattern. Your Christmas balls sketch using water colored pigments. And a brush will lightly sketch a circle, tracing any round object to make the ball. I use a coffee can, but a jar lid, a glass, or even a roll of tape would work as well. Just choose your size. Then draw a little cap on your ornament, placing it wherever you like. This is where you make the illustration Your Own. I've included a class supply list that you can download or just follow along with the videos. This class is for intermediate watercolors. Each technique it's easy to do. The challenging part, creating deliberate layers, going slowly and letting each layer dry. As a painter, you're building on the previous layer. And this part requires a bit of patients, but the end result is stunning. So GAVI or supplies and join me for this fun class. 2. Class Supplies: And here are the supplies that we're going to use for our watercolor marbled Christmas ornament. I'm going to demonstrate to ornaments in class. Each one will be demonstrated on a seven inch square piece of watercolor paper. I'm going to use some painters tape and adhere it to a board. And I'll show you that in another chapter. To make our sketch, you need some sort of circle. Just going to use this coffee can, because the size is perfect for this square. You can use any size you'd like. And this technique transfers very well for very small or very large ornaments as well. I have a pencil and eraser, a white gel pen that's optional. The very end. Three paint brushes, sharp pointed six, sharp pointed one, and a very fine line or a five over 0. And then I have two pallets with watercolors in. The exact watercolors will be available in a download and I'll discuss them as we do each of the ornaments. In the next chapter, we'll work on creating our sketch. 3. Creating the Sketch: Now to make our sketch, I'm using a seven inch square piece of watercolor paper. Just choose around object that you have that you can trace around the outline to make it the ball that you want. Here I'm using a big coffee Kansas because I think that's a nice size for my seven-inch paper. But there are lots of objects including a circle template. If you have it. Once you decided on your size, I can either use the cap or the Can. I just happen to like the can. I think it's a little sturdier. I put the canned down and I trace around it and they just lightly trace. I don't want to etch the paper because I don't want pencil marks in this painting. So here I've drawn my circle. And from here, this is where I get to play with it to see what variation I want. Since I want it to be an ornament, I have to make a little cap. I can make a cap on the top and have a hanging ornament. I can make the ornament leaning to the side and eat variation that I want. So for this one, I'm gonna make the ornament hanging from a tree. So not only make it to make a cap, but I'll make a ribbon. So for the CAP, since I wanted to be right at the 12 o'clock spot. I'll just make a little line here. And again, I'm just eyeballing the size and the shape. And then from there I'm just making like a trapezoid. I want it to be a little larger at the little larger at the bottom than at the top. And I want that top that come just barely over the ornament. And I'm gonna have it bellow out just a little bit. Just because I like that shape. More accurate shape would be to go straight up and down. You can do that if you'd like. I just like the little tapered shape. You don't have to taper it quite as extreme as I am, but it's totally up to you and this is where you get the variation. So there I have my cap, put a little background here, play with the capitalist. And then I really like to make that little round ring that the ornaments hanging off of. Now you can make a hook here, but I'm gonna make a ribbon, and it's going to make a nice thick ribbon that slightly tapers rate at the top of the ring. Then I'll come in here with my eraser and erase any marks that I don't need. Like the top of this ring and the bottom here behind the ornament. So there, I've created my sketch. The next chapter, I'll show you a quick way to put it on your board. 4. Putting the Paper on a Board: So once you have your sketch the way you like it, you take your board and you can even use a plastic tray if you want to attach it to a board. This step is not necessary. I just want to keep my painting stable for this class. I don't usually taped down my paintings. I just took a little bit of painter's tape just from the hardware store. And I cut off a piece that's longer, just slightly longer than one of the sides. And because I don't want the tape to rip the paper, which it's still might, which is why I don't tend to use the tape too often. I just set it down and pull it up just a couple of times. And this will take a little of the adhesive off and leave me with just enough to hold my paper down to my board. So then I'm just gonna eyeball it where I want. I just need enough of the paper and enough of the tape to cover the paper to hold it in place. I'm not painting a background in class today, so I don't have to worry about getting it straight or covering it evenly. Sometimes I like to tear off my tape ahead of time and put it down on my desk. And that takes care of removing some of the adhesive as well. So once I have my preliminary taped down, then I'll smooth it out just so the edges don't stick up mainly. So it looks neater and it doesn't get caught when I start painting. So now I'm ready to start painting in the next chapter. That's exactly what we'll do. 5. Ornament #1: For our first ornament, I have a few colors here. I have my main colors and I'm going to use for the ornament, which are apparently in red and brilliant pink. And then I also put a global violet, just the next color on the color wheel. So with red, I could have gone with orange or purple. I chose to go purple. And so that's over here. And then for the ribbon, I have some greens, I have a viridian hue, and then a deep green, and then I have a black here. So to start with our ornaments, the first thing we're gonna do is create a wet background. I'm going to create this ornament entire, entirely of marble technique. So I want to wet my brush, my largest brush, and instead of saturating the entire ornament area of the circle area, I'm going to take that brush and saturate swatches. So I start with a little bit of space between that pencil mark for the ornament. And then I just work my way in maybe a third of the way into the ornament. And I'm just doing this on haphazardly, on various sides. Some of them will be parallel, sum will not. Some will have a hollow center and some will not. And this is just the beginning layer. There are lots of layers in this. Then I'm gonna take my wet brush and I'm going to mix it with this brilliant pink until I get a very soft color. I want it to be very, very light. The first layer will be very light. Mix it with water and I take it on my brush. And I'm just going to deposit it in some of those areas that we added water to our paper already. It's a very light color and it will dry even lighter. But right now, I'm just trying to give some color to my paper. So once I have there, I have deposited in four spots or dispositive one more spot just because I like odd numbers. But we're not done yet. I'm going to be very careful to make the shape, this nice rounded shape. So I'll start to pull my pigment right up to that pencil mark, but try not to really go over it. Certain areas I can elongate it. And if there are any harsh marks, I want to wet my brush and go in there and just blend them out. I'm really just creating kind of a little bit of shade and shadow on my painting. The only areas I want, the nice even line will be the edge to make that nice rounded shape. So here a blended out all the lines. I can go back in and make sure they're all blended. And then with that same brush, I'm gonna pick up a little more of that pigment that we mixed and just deposit it in certain areas, the same areas we put down. And I'm gonna slowly carry this into the center of the ornament. Ultimately, I went to a lot of white showing. I might ornament. And I want a lot of intensity in some areas and none in others. So this is the second layer that we've added or both of these are done while wet. But it coming one more time, gonna take a little more brilliant pink and make that color just slightly more intense. And I'm going to add just the smallest bit of powerline red to that. And then very carefully I'm going to look for a nice wet area and I'm going to drop some of that pigment, pulling it towards the center. And I wanna make sure that it's still wet on my paper so that this color does these nice, interesting little blends. I'll come back and pick up a little more. Pull that color in. But I'm still leaving a lot of white of the paper. Now this step is optional. You can get a different look by really filling the entire ornament in to make it nice and marbled. Or you can give a very subtle effect. And for this one, I'm getting a subtle effect. If you wanted it filled in, you would just continue to fill it in. Before I let this layer dry. Gonna rinse off my brush, removed most of the water, and just slowly fade out all the edges. As you can see, there are some areas that have a little more pigment. And that's a beautiful look. I can also go in here with a little bit more pigment just one more time while it's wet and deposit, just little dabs of that. And that gives a very beautiful effect. When I'm happy with how this looks. I'll just make a very light pass around the edge to create that shape. Make sure there are no harsh lines. Take my pigment underneath the little cap of the ornament. Again, go back and make sure no harsh lines and let this layer completely dry. 6. Ornament #1: Layer 2: So now that our first layer has dried, we're gonna go in there and make a second layer. This one's gonna be subtle also, but just a little more intense than what we see here with a wet brush. I'm gonna go in there and remember those swatches we created a clear water. Well, I'm going to make more right on top of the ones that exist with just a little bit smaller Using my number six brush. And again, I'm following the arc that I've already set out with the swatches. So I have my five little swatches going to switch to a smaller brush, and now I have my number one brush. I'm gonna take that color, that brilliant pink at little more parallel in red to it. A little bit of water still. And I'm just gonna dab with larger dabs at the edge and just dabs coming in. And sometimes I'll make two. But I always want to make sure that those edges are blended. If they're not blended on their own, if I miss some areas, would that Swatch that I put down, I'll just go in there with a wet brush. Just like this. It's a very subtle effect. I'll come back in and pick up that color again and pull it in. I went the thickest area to be on the outside of the ornament and the thin area to blend in. As it works its way in. I can even make a little bit of a line coming into the ornament. And I'll do this on all the areas where the swatches are. Again, I'm just trying to create a little bit of a marbling effect. And it's really about playing with it until you get the effect you want. It's better to start with a smaller brush and a lighter color and then work your way in so it blends. I like the area that's closest to the center to really fade out. That helps create the illusion of more pigment on the side and more dimension in this ornament mix, a little more of this color. Again, I can go back in, deposit more color as I go along. And it's really about building up layers. You don't wanna do this all in one go. You'll get harsh lines. And you don't get a feel for what you're painting. So I'm constantly coming in, blending it out, just creating more intensity as I go. And again, as you can see, there's still quite a bit of white on the paper. Just like this. Pick up the paper towel, any area that overran the ornament, go back IN, clean it up. Once that area is dry, I can introduce just a little more pigment on the interior of the ornament. Now, while this is still a little damp, I'm going to go in with a wet brush, take a little bit of this cobalt violet. And I just want to deposit it in some areas here and there and let it blend out. So decision a little pop of unexpected color here and there. And because it's next to the colors we chose on the color wheel, it's next to that red. It's unexpected, but coordinated. And I'll put a little here in this blank spot. Blend that out and let this layer dry. 7. Ornament #1: Layer 3: So now that these layers have dried, we have this beautiful southern subtle marbling effect and we're just going to enhance it ever so slightly. So with my number one pointy brush, I'm gonna come in here and I'm going to mix a little more apparently in red with his brilliant pink. So this is a far more intense color. I still wanted to be wet. I want to control it, but I want it to be loose and runny. And I'm just going to start here and I'm going to really look at each shape individually. And I'm going to just create what I call a running river. So I'm just gonna very gently with a very small hand, create a little vein. And then I like to take another spot near it and connect it. I'll rinse my brush, removes some of the water, and just blend out some of the areas so there are no harsh lines. And there's a little section of very intense colour that bleeds a little bit. I want the edge of this line, this last line to fade out nicely. So I'll help that along by going in with a wet brush and come over here, blend this out if it's too harsh, and then just deposit a little more pigment along the way. And this is a very subtle effect. I'll take another fresh amount of pigment on my brush. Follow this line. Over here. I'll rinse my brush and blend out some of these areas. And again, have that line fade right out. Then I'll come in here, just do a few more. Following the edges that we've already made, creating some areas that are thicker than overrun. And then I'm gonna rinse off my brush, blend out those edges and help the point of it really fade to nothingness. Again, you don't want too much water on your brush. And I'll do this maybe just a couple more times with your little running rivers here. I'll do one more over here. And I can really emphasize it and make it run a little further than what's already there. To really play that shape up. And sometimes I'll go over areas 23 times. And then with a wet brush, this blended out a bit and fade it. Now over here I want to come in here and just deposit a little more pigment and letting that run. But this area out. Then I'm gonna come in here with this cobalt violet. Water it down as a little brilliant pink to that, so it blends. And I'm gonna do maybe three areas of the same technique that we just did. And this introduces that color in a fun, unexpected way, but it blends well. And there, we'll let this layer completely dry. 8. Ornament #1: Layer 4: So now that our ornament, the main part of our ornament is mostly done and I'm very pleased the way it looks. I'm going to work on the cap. Was my number six brush skin a wet it and just dampen the edges of a cap on the interior here. Then I'll make some of this black with whatever was waters on my brush, mix it on the palate. And it'll create that little metal cap, depositing pigment on either end. And then I'll pull it together. Do the same thing on the top here. I'm going to take this a little bit of the pink, whatever is left on my palette, I'll reactivate with a wet brush and just deposit a little of that in the cap. And that combines the two. Then a wet my brush, starting at the top of this little round part of my ornament, I'm gonna work on this ribbon. So I'm just going to wet it with a slightly wet brush. And then I'm gonna take some of this viridian hue. It's kind of a bluish green, not really turquoise. The, it's still green. And I'll just drop in the pigment. And then I'll go to either side of that ribbon. I'll rinse my brush, switched in them or one brush. And I'll do the same thing here with the Deep Green. Just gonna drop it in at the darkest part of the ribbon, which is where it has all these folds here. And then I'm just going to sweep it up, come in there with a wet brush so they cleaned, pull it down when it blend. And then while we're here, I'm gonna go in there with that pink, whatever's left on my palette at a little more paralleling red to make it slightly more intense. Now I have my number one brush. You can use this brush or the smaller one. And just very gently, we're gonna make a very light outline around the edge of the ornament. Take your time to do this. You want just a hint of color. It will dry, lighter. Feel free to turn your piece. You want to create that beautiful round shape to the perimeter of the ornament of Christmas ball here. And then I like to go just underneath that cap, leaving just a smallest gaps. Rinse my brush. And then when it's damp, I'll come in here and just blend out any edges. Over here. I smeared the green, so I'll tip my paper towel and water, pickup that green. And then come back in here with the deep green. Go over the edge of that ribbon. Wet my brush and have it blend. Then I'll stop and let this completely dry and we'll come back and add our final details when it's completely dry. 9. Ornament #1: Layer 5: Now to finish up this ornament, I want to do a little detail work on the cap and the ribbon. So I'm gonna just turn my piece around upside down because it's easier for me to work with with my liner brush my five over 0. I'm gonna come in here and take a little bit of this black, mix it with water to get a grey. And I'm going to take just a little powerline red with that. So now it's still gray, but it has little bit of a red tone. I don't want too much on my brush, but I do want to create an outline here. So I'll work on the sides and the top. Now I'm painting over the existing layer. So even though this is very faded color and it will fade when it dries, it won't be as vibrant and is now it will show up a little more because it's building up the layers. And then I'm just going to push some of this color, come back and get a little more of my brush and push it from the outside in on the front of that ornament painting over what we've already added. I'll come back in and pick up some of that wet pink and deposit that again on either side of the ornament. And then I'll come in, rinse my brush, removed some of the water, and just outline the back here. Again, I'll rinse my brush and just blend that out. And then whatever's on the brush, I can deposit on the front of the cap. I'm gonna come in here with the dark green. And again, I'm using my small brush so I don't have a lot of water. If there does, water does beat up on the brush. I'm gonna go and really pay attention to cleaning it off. I want to outline my ribbon as well as the little ribbon that hangs on that round ring. And then I just want to very gently stroke upward from that ribbon. I'll rinse my brush, pick up a little viridian hue. And I'll stroke up with that as well. Again, I want to combat nice clean shape at the bottom. Last thing gonna go in there with some black, get a little more intensity and just make sides of that ring. And a little bit of that will bleed into the wet areas and that's OK. Now I'm quite happy with it here. So I'm going to let this dry and then we'll come back and peel off the tape and we'll go through that procedure together. Sometimes it tears the paper, but I did leave a nice edge here, so I think it's going to be okay. 10. Ornament #1: Removing the Tape: So now the ornaments dry. I can come in here with the tape. And what I'd like to do is take the tape, started at one side, hold it down and gently slowly pull it towards me. And then I'll work my way around pulling the tape towards me and slowly and gently. And there we have our completed ornament. 11. Ornament #2: Layer 1: So for this technique, instead of making the entire marbled ornament, we're just gonna do half of it marbled. So it's almost like the ornament looked dept or something. So the top half is going to be white. To make it white, though, I want to just create a little bit of a shadow, and that's why we have the black here. So I'm going to take my water and I'm going to just create that half mark following the arc of that bottom of that ornament. And I'm going to wet the top. And then I'm gonna take some of that black and some of the water on my palette and make a very pale color. I want to take just a little Cyrillic and blue with that as well, since that's the color of the ornament. And now I'm just going to create a shape. And I want the outline of this ornament to have more intensity and pigment than the center here, the part that's closest to us. So I have my ornament creating that shape with that very pale color that we mixed, making it more intense on the edges and right below the cap. And then I'm gonna come in here with a wet brush and blend out that edges so that the center is almost white. I'm gonna take a little more of that color and I'll have to mix just a little more of it. And I'm gonna go in here and create a very light wash on the cap. Rinse out my brush, and just move some of that pigment around the cap without letting it run into the ornament. And I have the cap mostly filled. I'm going to go in there, rinse my brush, dry it. And then right in the center, I'm going to pull out some of that pigment. It's going to dry lighter than it shows up on the paper. But I still want that center to be very light. And now I'll let this layer dry. 12. Ornament #2: Layer 2: So now that our first layer has dried, we can actually start the marbling. We'll use the same technique we did for the first ornament, where we take clear water on our brush and just pull in some swatches. And I'm just gonna do three swatches for now. And they're all going to kind of fade towards the right-hand corner here. So after I have that wet on my paper, I'm going to go in here and take some of the civilian blue, mix it with a little bit of water because I want to faint color. And then just gonna deposit that color. Adding a little dollop of pigment onto my ornament. And from here I'll play was fading out and making it move with a little bit of motion. So I have my three areas of color. Rinse my brush, and I'll work on one, just fading it out. Do the same thing over here. Not connecting those areas. If they happen to run into each other, that's okay. But I'm not intending that. And just blending it out. I'm going to switch to a smaller brush. And I'm just gonna go over this line here, creating that shape of that ornament. This will connect the pieces as well. And now I just want to gently pull some of this color up to that line that we made. Then I'm gonna go in there with a wet brush and blend it out. Just don't want there to be a straight line at the edge of our ornament. Come over here. And then we'll just go around and make sure there are no areas of harsh lines. Getting nice blends, a comeback in at a little more pigment. And know that I can really see where it's wet on my paper. I'll deposit a little more color there to some dabs. And pulling it around. Again, I'll take a wet brush, make sure they know harsh lines and let this blend out. And this is how you create that beautiful painting that you see in marble. Slip. The subtle blends and characteristics. I can come back in with a little here. Just deposited, creating a nice line. And I'll let this layer completely dry. 13. Ornament #2: Layer 3: So now that our layer has dried, we're gonna go in there and just add a little more detail work with my pointing number one brush. I'm gonna take some of this blue that we had on our palette. I'm going to reactivate it with some water. This is the surly and blue. Could add a little Prussian blue to that to get a little more intense color. And then I'm gonna take it and I'm gonna go to the darkest spots were the most intensity is. And towards the middle of that, I'm going to just create a line like a winding little river. And I might have two or three lines meet up with that or parent run parallel to it. And then I'm gonna go back in with a wet brush and just blend out areas where there's little harsh line in one area. And then every now and again, I'll just blend out the line a little further. And I'll blend out the line closest to the center of the ornament. And it'll go in and do the same thing over here. Creating these winding veins. I'll go in there with a wet brush, blend out some of the edges and blend out the edge. And then over here I'll do the same thing, creating this windy vein, blending it out. And then I really want to make sure that this edge is really blended out. I can come in here with a little more of just the Prussian blue. Very intense and just deposit it just to get a little more intensity in certain areas. Very little dabs. Now I want to work on this area here where we did the top of the ornament, which we're leaving an marbled and the bottom. So I'm going to switch to My Number six brush, wet it, and then just dampen over that line that we made here. Gonna come in here, pick up just the smallest amount of its civilian blue on my brush and deposited here. Still a very light color. And then I'm gonna blend it out. I'm gonna go back to my number one brush. And I'm gonna take a little of the black, put it in a puddle to make a dark gray. And once again, I'm just going to outline this cap. Very small, light thin strokes. I'll rinse my brush and then with the damp brush, I'll just let that blend out towards the center of the cap. I'll come back in, pick up a little of that blue that we used in our ornament. And just deposit that in here and there on the cap. Just for a little reflection in a little way to make it all blend together. And then lastly, I'm gonna come in here with this viridian hue right on my palette. Mixing a little water, mix it with a little of the blue. So it's still green but a tone that down a little bit. I'm just going to deposit that on some areas here that already have the blue, I'm going to leave the white area is white, but just three or so areas that have the blue. And I'll come back in, blend out any edges, and blend out the final piece. I can come back in, deposits just a little more intensity with that green. Because we know it's going to dry much lighter. And I'll let this completely dry. 14. Ornament #2: Layer 4: To finish up, our ornament, gotta come in here with a smallest brush, the liner, gonna pick up a little of this black and a little Prussian blue to blend them together so that the color has a little bit of blue to it. Then I'm gonna take a very sharp point, turn my piece around and I'm going to outline this cap. It'll give a little crisper edge. And I'm also going to take that same color and make that little ring on the top. Just like that. Then I want to come in here was a Cyrillic and blue, the same liner brush. And I'm going to outline that entire ornament very gently and very slowly. Want to preserve that shape of this beautiful round ornament. The outline is a little more forgiving over at the bottom where there's more pigment. And then from here, I'm going to switch back to my large brush and I want to add a little shadow at the base here. We're gonna go in there and just paint it with clear water and the area I drew for a shadow. And then that little blue black, blue gray that we mixed. I'm gonna come in here and just deposit it very close to the ornament. Switch to my number one brush. And now I'm just going to wet the brush and then just blend that pigment out. I want it to be darkest, if possible, closest to the ornament. So I'll push that pigment close to the ornament. And I'll let that seep into the paper a bit. I want to come up here with whatever's on my brush and kind of wet the outside or the inside of that line. When we outline the ornament. And then I want to pick up a little blue and just add that in. So we get a lot of color here. I'm gonna take a little bit of green as well. Just add that in certain places. And then very carefully, just gonna go around that ring with a whatever's on my brush. Just to really emphasize the watercolor effect. And there we have our beautiful ornament. 15. Class Wrap Up: So here we have our completed ornaments. At this point. You can be done if you're happy with your results. And I really like the way these look. I love the marbling. This one being pink and red. And Christmas time of year, to me is reminiscent of candy cane, so that's kind of a fun take on it as well. Now if you wanted to add a little more, you could obviously add more layers with your pigments. You don't have to stop here. And you can take a gel pen also, and that adds a little highlights. So if I was going to spend some time with the gel pen, I'd add a little highlight to that ribbon. Probably add a little highlight to the Cap. I'm really happy with the way this marbling looks, but if you wanted to, you could go in there and add even more of it seems thing with this one. And this one I think I'm only going to add a little to the cap here. But take your time and add any details that you'd like. I also wanted to show you a couple of variations using the simple round shape and the caps that we've added. So the first one is based off of this, where we have an entire ornament marbled. And so here I just combine the shapes overlapping them. I still did the hanging ribbon and I marble the entire ornament. Now here I have a lot more white than in knees. And so that's really a different look depending on the color you use and how you like that. I just love it. I think it's a beautiful technique. Another thing that may not show up on camera is for this green. It's like a greenish blue that I put in with the purple. It's an iridescent. So it in the right light, it's shimmer. And that's kind of very pretty off camera in real life. The second modification is where we did just haven't won a mint. And so what I did here is I did a similar procedure to the first where I layered them in front of each other, but I made this look like you had just taken them out of the packaging and I just lined them up and as you can see, the caps are facing all different directions. Kind of adds a little bit of women's e to it to this one. In addition to all of the techniques we did in class, I chose to add another little color to the cap as well. So I added a little gold, which I use yellow ochre to give that gold effect. I hope you'll try your hand at one of these watercolor marbled Christmas ornaments and post your work in the project section. Please be sure to follow me here on skill share to get notified of future classes and please consider leaving your review. Thank you for watching.