I was looking for outdoor ornaments (a.k.a. plastic!) for an outdoor wreath and wanted them to be a cranberry or burgundy color. But all I found was red ornaments. So I thought I could make my own and purchased plastic silver ornaments (already in the sale bin if you can believe that!) and added color with alcohol inks. The silver tinsel was a wire glued in the ornament. I decided to leave it and color it as well. I ended up using it to wire to the wreath.
Then I started looking at other pieces I had wondering how they would look when altered with alcohol inks.
Decided to do the same with this silver sparkly "Joy" ornament. Cranberry alcohol ink was used here. Note - it's a good idea to use gloves when doing this technique. I didn't have any gloves and my hands were stained with LOTS of cranberry ink for a few days :-) Also, let pieces like this dry overnight after all the ink is applied. The ink did not dull the ornament at all...it still sparkles!
I forgot to take a "before" photo of this metal star ornament. It was originally silver and I colored it using Purple Twilight, Sailboat Blue, and just a bit of Raspberry alcohol inks. Really liked how this turned out. Perhaps I'll hit the after Christmas sales to look for more silver (or white) ornaments to alter!