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Adventure Time Christmas Ornament 2011 by LadyNin-Chan Adventure Time Christmas Ornament 2011 by LadyNin-Chan
Due to some interest in the Adventure Time ornament I made last Christmas ([link] and [link]), I decided to try my hand at it again and made a new ornament just in time for Christmas 2011.

The one I made last year was a present for a friend. I used a porcelain ornament ball and had a lot of trouble with it- the paint did not go on it well, it needed many, many layers of paint to get a solid color, and even when completely dry, the paint was easy to scratch off.

This year I decided to try a plastic ornament- mainly because it looks like glass but wouldn't break if it falls. I used acrylic paint and Deco Color paint marker.

I chose to paint Jake and Finn from Adventure Time, decorated the ornament with silver snowflakes, and wrote "Merry Christmas" on the back. The writing is very hard to see clearly in the photos because the photos don't show the depth of seeing it in person. Took about 4 hours and 15 minutes to complete (not including drying time).

While I think the paint holds better here than on the porcelain, it was still very difficult to do even with such a simple design. Due to this, I've decided I won't be making more ornaments after this. I'm sorry if this disappoints anyone.

This ornament has been sold.

Thanks for looking, and I hope everyone's having a great Thanksgiving!


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UPDATE 12/17/11- This Christmas ornament made smosh.com's "30 Geekest Christmas Ornaments" list!! You can see it here --> [link]
Thank you to :iconkawaiidchan: for letting me know about it! :iconbowplz: And to smosh.com of course :iconsweetsmileplz:
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:iconchaoschamp:
You gotta do this for this year's Christmas.
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:iconladynin-chan:
LadyNin-Chan Oct 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
That ornament was so hard! lol I might make another this year, but not that kind. The paint doesn't adhere to it very well >_<
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:iconthe-artist-64:
The-Artist-64 Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Adventure Time, Christmas 2011.

Simon!Petrikov
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:iconboo3201:
this was on smosh.com
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:iconsapphire911:
This was also featured in an article from Mental Floss. [link]
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:iconladynin-chan:
LadyNin-Chan Jan 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for letting me know!! I really appreciate it! (Sorry for the super late reply) :iconaawplz: :iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconmarcyvampirequeen:
It looks awessooommeee!!! are you making another ornament for this year?...cuz i would want to buy it!! :#1:
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:iconladynin-chan:
LadyNin-Chan Dec 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hi! I ended up making another Christmas ornament this year lol I found a plaster one and decided to try it. Much easier than the others. :icongrin--plz: You can see it here: [link]
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:iconladynin-chan:
LadyNin-Chan Dec 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm happy you like it! Ornaments are really difficult to make because the paint usually takes a lot of coats to really look nice and rich (like 7 coats lol) and it's also hard to paint on a round surface. I had a tough time of it, so I didn't plan to make any more. But if you are interested in commissioning one, I can see what kinds I can find in the craft store. The first year I used porcelain, and last year I used plastic- which worked a little better. I've been tempted to try out on a wooden round ornament. I think I saw those a few months ago. It would probably be around $45 for an ornament depending on what I have to paint on it.

Thank you for your interest! :iconsweethugplz:
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Jake7283 Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWSOME!!!
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