Monday, 24 December 2012

Painted ornaments

Hi everyone!

It's been such a busy week leading up to Christmas 
and I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about.

I have been a little lax with my daily sketching too 
but only because I have been busy painting instead. 
As is my tradition each year,
I painted Christmas tree ornaments for my granddaughters,
Mikayla and Madelyn.

This will be Maddy's first Christmas and Mikayla's 3rd.

Inspired by this post,
I painted some paper-mache gift boxes and used white 3D paint to decorate them. 
I deliberately kept mine more simple and child-like.
It was the first time I'd used 3D paint and I found it impossible to control the flow 
of the paint but I kinda like how it turned out. 
They make me think of cakes decorated with white icing.

A close up view of each
To finish the ornaments, 
I applied a gloss water-based varnish 
and white ribbon.

It was Aaron's birthday yesterday....
my baby is now 14!!!

I found this (below) on this page on Facebook
and thought it might be a nice idea for 2013.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and 
a Happy New Year!
If you don't celebrate Christmas,
may you enjoy a Happy Holidays.
Love to all! xx

~ Love, light and peace ~