We are moving molds from the metal shelves onto the pool table (again!) and I can only work at it for short periods of time. So in between I have been painting sample Christmas Ornaments.
These Twelve Days of Christmas Bells are flat and double-sided with a different day on each side. We just picked up the second mold recently and need to pour the rest of them. Then I can post the complete set.
These soft-reindeer ornaments are a set of three but I did them differently to show various ways of painting. We also have free-standing soft reindeer in a variety of sizes. We like to use the small ones on our spinning carousel.
These four cute “Wee Ones” elves are dressed alike in metallic green suits with gold slippers and belt. Each is wearing a red metallic Santa hat with a silver jingle-bell. Here we see elves with a toy soldier, a teddy bear, a Christmas package, and a jack-in-the-box. These are free-standing three-dimensional pieces that also could be set on a shelf.
This set of three Christmas geese is painted as Canada geese. They are flat, two-sided ornaments with the same design front and back.
More “Wee Ones”.
Here are seven “Wee Ones”; the last is a flat two-sided rocking horse.
These are just the ornament samples that I painted starting Thursday night during class. We have nearly 300 ornaments, many of which have not yet been poured. Our goal is to have all of them in plastic boxes on the shelf ready for you to paint. Most ornaments are $2.00 in bisque.
Keep in mind that ornaments are not just for trees. I hang mine from the dining room chandelier, from kitchen cabinet handles, and from door knobs throughout the house. They also make nice add-ons for packages. The flat ones make nice refrigerator magnets. And not all ornaments are for Christmas–we have Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Plus occupations and other types. See Alberta Ornament Collection (two-sided), Cookie-Cutter Ornaments (flat–can write on the back), and Assorted Ornaments (everything else).
Where having FUN is why we come!
So when you have some time left at the end of class,
why not start on your Christmas ornaments.
Or buy some bisque to paint at home.
Or buy some for the kids to paint.