Sunday, December 4

Advent

I finished the Advent Calendar.  It’s a Christmas gift so it won’t be used until next year.

This little sheep is just begging to take a peek at Baby Jesus.

I love the little rabbit.

This was a pretty labor intensive project.  I had to put together and paint every little piece.  The boxes are covered with decorative paper. The calendar isn't as bright as it appears in the pictures. I started using some chipboard for the numbers but they were a mess.  They kept peeling after I painted them.  I ended up cutting out some numbers using a heavy cardstock (cherry cobbler) and my Silhouette.

I didn’t want this to be to sparkly so I added just a touch of extra fine glitter to the front of the boxes.

I use DecoArt American paint for all of my painting projects.  It is  my favorite brand to use.   I purchase all of my painting supplies from Quality Art in Boise.  They have so many items to choose from and fabulous prices.

I added a hint of glorious gold around the stars and the halo for the glowing effect.

The Box measures approximately 18” x 18”

I used to do a bazaar every Christmas and paint dozens of projects to sell.  It got to be a job and I didn’t enjoy it any more.    I usually only paint 6-8 projects a year.  Next year my goal is to paint a few things for myself.  I’m making my own little wish list . :)

 

Merry Christmas!


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4 comments:

Jenn said...

That turned out really nice!

Cherie said...

Michelle this is just beautiful!
I used to paint alot back in the day and I must say you paint beautifully! I love the way this project combines painting and paper craft.
I don't know who you are giving it to but they are lucky ducky's!!

Denise said...

This is gorgeous Michelle! What a lovely job and a joyful blessing for some lucky recipient! :)
Denise

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Beautiful calendar Michelle. I love the scene you have painted and the papers co-ordinate beautifully
Lee:)