Due to some interest in the Adventure Time ornament I made last Christmas ([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!
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
for letting me know about it!
And to smosh.com of course