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 ;)
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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!)