My newsletter is arriving later than usual, because I was waiting for my latest video to upload to YouTube. I just finished my new rhino mask pattern, and I wanted to show it to you before I start my holiday vacation. (I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas already!)
I also found some easy holiday ideas to share that would be really fun to do with the kids or grandkids. (I love those reindeer!)
OK, it’s not a lamb or a camel, but I did put some fairy lights on mine before I hung him on the wall. That qualifies as a Christmas decoration, doesn’t it? ?
I used gray acrylic paint and some paper towels to paint him. I was running low on the glazing liquid so I had to hurry and paint it all before any of the edges dried. Naturally, that meant that I ended up with a lot of paint on my hands. If you try this method, you’ll probably want to wear an old t-shirt – or just be more careful than I was. ?
With Christmas and the New Year coming up so soon, I’ve been looking for fun and easy ways to decorate the house. Most of the ideas I found today won’t cost any money, and most of them are easy to do. And don’t forget the post I put up last year, with 18 Christmas Ideas from UltimatePaperMache.com ?
Elena’s Craft Studio posted this idea, but you can find quite a few more stars and snowflakes made with TP rolls if you do a search on YouTube. They’re really nice, and it would be a great family project. It looks like it might be possible to spray paint the cardboard with a bronze or gold color before cutting them in strips, and that would look nice, too.
This project is on the Kalyani’s Corner YT channel. Don’t let the photo scare you – she includes the full process, from start to finish, so it should be possible to make a pair of reindeer for the mantle. She links to several different recipes for air dry clay, but it would also work with my recipe.
If you try any of these projects, be sure to show them off on the Daily Sculptors page – we’d all love to see how they come out. 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend!