Finishing up projects and starting another Project

I had two unfinished projects sitting in the art room and I wanted to start another, so I decided I had to finish the two projects first before starting another.  I decided that I was done with the polymer clay ornaments for now, so I finished up these by coating each one with a gloss gel finish to seal them.  Now they are ready to find homes on peoples Christmas trees.  Anyone interested in buying one for $2.00 each?  If not, they will look pretty on my tree.

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Then I moved on to the toilet paper roll snowflakes that my sister and I started.  I had to go to the store and buy more white spray paint.  Did you know that you have to show your drivers license to buy spray paint?  I thought that was kinda funny, but did it.  I got them all painted white finally.  Then I dipped each snowflake into a paper plate filled with Elmer’s Glue and quickly dipped that into a plate of glitter.  Oh what a mess I made!

I did this for both sides of each snowflake and attached a string to each one so I could hang them up to dry.  When they finally dried (it took soooooo long) I decided to attach plastic snowflakes that I got at Dollar Tree to the center of each one to add pizzazz.  I had to wait overnight for those to dry, but boy do they look great.  I used silver on my sister’s four and white on mine.

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I can’t wait to hang these on the tree with my old ones.  They look spectacular on the tree with the lights.  They glisten and turn and really come alive on the tree.

 

 

So once I was done with those two projects that I started last week, I decided to start another star wreath to give to my grand-niece for Christmas.  She really liked the one I made for her nana, so I think she will like having one of her own.  Her favorite color is purple, so I decided to make it dark purple with light pink polka-dots and of course, glitter!

I gathered the cardboard and cut out 24 stars.  Then I gessoed each one on front and back to eliminate the clutter.  Next, I had to score and fold each of the 24 stars.  Boring!!!!

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I did 6 at a time and took a break between each group.  It took me all day, but finally they all were scored.  Then I hand folded each star to give it 3D.  I painted each one dark purple, twice.   Then I sealed each star with gloss medium.

When they dried, I added light pink dots using the eraser on a pencil.  While wet, I covered each star with white glitter.  I cut out a base from a piece of cardboard and painted it dark purple, too.  I used a hole puncher to put holes in the base on each side so I can attach the ribbon for hanging.

I went through all my ribbon and don’t have the color or kind I want to use, so this week I will have to go get ribbon to finish this project up.

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I think this wreath will be really pretty once I get it done.  We will see.  I just hope she likes it and hangs it on her bedroom door like her nana did.   What do you think?  Think she will like it? Or not?

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