Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Special Birthday Gift

Participating in a birthday club swap is so much fun. I was so lucky to get Jean's name and knew right away I had to make her a Nutcracker. She is an avid collector... I started with a wooden base, coated him with Gesso and painted him with lively colors using Lumiere and craft acrylics. Embellishments were next. Thanks to the tutorials from Artfully Musing I payed more attention to the details, often layering and enhancing my embellishments with paint and other objects. I think he turned pretty good... and is now on route to his new home.


Susan said...

WOW is all I can say! This is gorgeous and Jean is gonna love it!

Joanne Huffman said...

How incredibly cool that you made a nutcracker - and so beautifully done.

Laura Carson said...

What a beautiful piece! Laura