Tuesday, December 8, 2009

100th Post and 2 new ornaments!

Gosh, some people give things away on their 100th post or whatever.  I'm selfish so I'm giving myself a pat on the back for just getting to that 100th post.  I don't even remember when I started this crazy blogging but it's a good format for showing off my work. Wait, work isn't the right word!  It should have been "play"....there's a big difference! So here's two of my latest "plays" and I'm up to 4 of 12 ornaments I'm determined to finish by Christmas.  Fortunately some of the grands aren't going to be at our house that day so I won't have to have theirs until later.  Wonder how "up" I'll be for making ornaments AFTER Christmas???  Hmmm.....maybe I'd better push for getting them all done by the 25th.  The one on the left is actually 10" tall....it will have to be for one of the spaces on the Christmas tree that is missing a branch and needs to be filled in with something!  Don't forget to click so you can see the hot glue strings....LOL!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Santa Ornament

My first ornament of the season....took all evening and part of the afternoon to finish.  I finally gave in and used the glue gun as there were just too many things to fasten.   Hate all those stringies from the hot glue but I may be able to melt them away with the heat gun.  I used clear glass ornaments and poured cheap acrylic paint into them....did't get many swirlies but the 4 of them seemed to get better as I went along.  Hoping to get several more finished in the next 2 weeks for the adult grandchildren.  Thanks to my Wacko friends, Sally Paul, and the gals on Latest Trends in Mixed Media for ideas and encouragement.  (Why do I wait till the last minute? ) Click to enlarge!