Wednesday 21 December 2016

ABADID 21...baubles...

Picked up three plastic baubles in my local craft shop and began to paint a snowman's face in reverse. First the orange carrot noses were painted.

Then the coal eyes and smiles and finally over the top of the features I painted a circle of white paint. The baubles were too small to paint an entire snowman but a snowman's face fitted perfectly.

After the paint was fully dry I half filled the baubles with plastic snow, fitted the halves together and tied baker's twine at the top which served both to hold the plastic bauble together and also to hang them on the tree.

Had picked up a craft kit at the January sales this year and now took it out to paint. The three baubles were porcelain and came with some small paint pots which I think are acrylic. I decided to mix paint to go with this year's tree. 

Mid grey, gold yellow and teal blue were mixed. Each bauble was painted with some of each colour.

The deer is my favourite, the pudding turned out well but the owl is a tad strange - it's more impressionistic than an actual bird. I changed the pink ribbons to grey ones and hung them on my tree. Technically I should be able to scrape off the acrylic paint if I ever wanted to repaint the baubles to match a different colour scheme.

felt stocking from craft kit 2001

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