Friday, December 12, 2014

Psychedelic Reindeer Head (oh, yes) - Day 12

For the final day of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration I am excited to bring you.....

Something. Completely. Different.

This is a project that has taken a week to finish, but the time was well spent! I now have a funky psychedelic reindeer head as part of my Christmas decorations.


The base of this project is a fun new product from DCWV called DIY Wall Zoo which is available at Joann's. They have a variety of animal heads that you piece together with heavy duty cardboard. 


I coated the entire reindeer with Faber Castell Gesso. I knew I wanted to use spray inks to color my reindeer, so the coating of gesso can make the inks more vibrant. Above is a photo of my reindeer half sprayed. Many many MANY many many sprays were required :)


I used just about every color of Dylusions Spray Ink that I owned, especially the yellow, teal, lime, purple, orange, and hot pink. For the mount piece and the antlers I used a combination of Prima Bloom Sprays and then a layer of Dylusions. The Bloom inks leave a cool metallic finish. I also covered the base in Buffalo Snow/Glitter ... just because :)


This reindeer needed to get into the holiday spirit, and these little ornament earrings were the perfect addition. I couldn't stop laughing at it while I was taking these pictures (it's true, ask the hubs).


The dogs are sufficiently afraid of it...


So I think I'll keep it up for a little while longer :)


I hope you've enjoyed this 12 day inspiration event! I've had fun reading all of your comments and pushing myself to make something new each day. Below I'm sharing the links of each day of my hop. Remember to leave comments for a chance to win a huge prize box (a ton of DCWV, among other things!)

DAY 12 - You are here ;)

TWO BOXES FULL OF PRIZES!

PRIZES! I NEED TO GET RID OF ALL THIS STUFF IN THAT PHOTO! SOME OF IT CAN BE YOURS! As part of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Event, I will be giving away a SWAG BOX of fun goodies to a lucky commenter! Comment on all 12 days to increase you chance of winning. And I PROMISE it will be PACKED with crafty goodness... I'm in the holiday giving spirit after all! ;) PRIZE UPDATE! I WILL BE GIVING AWAY TWO (2!) HUGE PRIZE BOXES! Thank you guys for all your sweet comments throughout this event!!!

I will announce my lucky winners on Monday! Now hop along to all the other talented blogs!

Rachel Kleinman (that's me!)
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21 comments:

  1. How cool! Neat
    looking too!
    Carla from Utah

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  2. How fun and colorful--love the earrings.

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  3. How fun - love the colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  4. WOW that reindeer is amazing.. Very creative.. that should be showcased somewhere it is a work of art..

    Please leave me out of the giveaway.. I have paper coming out my ears.. heehee

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  5. This is sooo awesome! I want one-lol! I love the festive colors and the "ear rings" are too cute! Love it!

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  6. so unique!! love the colors you used!!! Thanks for the hop!!

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  7. Sorry to post twice but I wanted to thank you soo very much for inspiring me the past 12 days! I've had so much fun and loved every bit of it:) Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

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  8. fantastic colorful buck! enjoyed hopping!

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  9. OH MY GOSH!!! This is simply amazing! So unique and so impressive! I've never seen anything like this and the bright colors make it even more fabulous. The colors that you chose make this project even more versatile as it would be just as fun in the summer and spring as at Christmas. The ornament earrings add a whimsical touch.

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  10. Wow, this is just too much fun. Have enjoyed everyone's work every day!

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  11. Wow, this is unbelievable! When I first saw it I thought it was a 2 dimensional painting that just looked 3D. I would LOVE this hanging on my wall!! Thanks for a great hop!!

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  12. Amazeballs!!! Love everything about it!! **swoon***

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  13. ***THUD***<--- That was the sound of my jaw dropping to the floor. Holy cats this is an amazing project! I think you're definitely right that it was worth the time. All of your Christmas guests will sure have conversation starters when they walk in your door! I love DCWV products, but stumbled across your blog for the first time during this hop and I'm so glad I did! All the products have been amazing!!

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  14. I think this is freakin' fabulous. Our Joann's doesn't have these yet, but I will be looking.

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  15. nice... love how you've used multiple colors on it... very nice..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  16. This is a crazy deer head decor piece!!! I can't imagine how long it took to make.

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  17. Wow, this is an awesome project and the colors are stunning.

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  18. You created one jaw-dropping deer head, Rachel!! I love all of the colors together. What a fabulous project!

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  19. This is so AWESOME! Thank you for linking up to the Paper Issues current link party!

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