I participated in Kimberly Michelle’s ‘Make It Yourself” Gift Exchange this year. I always love making homemade crafts for Christmas, so I jumped at the chance to participate in this. The exchange was run through Elfster, which is a pretty neat site. Anyway, here is the gift I made:
I picked a few unfinshed ornaments at Hobby Lobby, all of which were under $1 each (I love their 50-75% off Christmas sale). I already had most of the paints since I try to make a few of these each year, but I needed the browns and also grabbed the Christmas red and green.
It took about three coats of paint in each color to get the ornament covered without any white bleedthrough. Once the paint was dry, I sprayed the front and back with Krylon UV-Resistan Clear Matte Acrylic Coating to seal it. Overall, I’m really happy with how well it came out, considering how messed up my hand has been. Some of the black lines are a little shakey . . . but I’m not too worried about it. I mailed this one out a few days ago, so hopfully the lady I drew will get it either today or tomorrow.
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