It is another Challenge at The Mirror Crack'd and this month we want you to make a Christmas decoration, now I make a different ornament every year for Precious, who has just turned 6 yrs. Some of you know that this is a pet name, her birth name is far more pertinent to her character; Scarlett.
But to me she is my 'Precious.'
So with her in mind I made a little tree out of painted buttons.
The first stage in this construction was to paint up the buttons and wooden cotton reel.
I covered them in Gesso as they were all different, and then I painted them in fresco paints and iridescent Gold.
Using a glue gun I stacked them, I decided to add burlap as a different texture.
Nearly there...can you hear my sigh, I dislike the glue gun intensely as the strands drive me nuts!!!!!
I wanted a large star as that is what she is to me...huge in my life.
To complete the look I added some glitter on the burlap, she loves glitter.
This is going to be perfect for hanging on her little tree with all the others I have made her since she was born.
I hope this simple little project will inspire you to make a decoration for someone special in your life...put a smile on their face as it is so rewarding to see see their reaction.
And then enter it into the Challenge: Here.
I am on a little break for 6weeks, I will try to pop in on times for a visit, while I freeze my but off in the UK visiting family .