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I finally finished painting those balls I began earlier. Five are going as Christmas gifts to friends and family. I am keeping one for myself and I’m also doing a trade with the uber talented Shayla Maddox for one of her hand painted balls.
And I’m aware that the sound is not the greatest in this video. Blame it on the giant pimple! 😉
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Hope you’ll all enter the end of year art giveaway worth $165 of handmade by me goods!
Each year, well almost every year I sit down and paint Christmas balls for gift giving as I finally did finish setting up that area in the living room to paint at earlier this week. I needed an area that could remain creatively messy. Thus far I’ve painted four Christmas balls and sadly have run out of Varathane to top coat them with. I’ll need to make a run to the hardware store this weekend. Yes, I use hardwood floor varnish on any piece that I paint with acrylic.
I think painting is like riding a bike. You really don’t forget how to do it but it does take about four balls to get back into the groove of making those itsy bitsy paint strokes. I use Kroma Artist Quality Acrylic made on Granville Island in Vancouver and you can only buy it there to. It’s a wonderful milky acrylic and heavily pigmented for a brilliant colour and a smooth finish.
These are some finished balls I’ve painted from years gone by that I’ve kept for myself. I think I’ve painted close to 150 different balls that family and friends now have and decorate their trees with.
And this just made me laugh to much not to post this here on the blog!
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I set up on my deck this weekend to begin painting beads and balls. I have been collecting unpainted wooden beads for a over a decade now. It is time to turn them into painted necklaces. The other project I began in late 2005 was paper machéing balls. They are ready for decoration also.
Below is an itsy bitsy tiny picture of posts I have begun. When I return with a fresh mindset the loose ends will be tied up on each and posted.