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MollyMillions
« on: December 10, 2008 07:16:27 PM »

I got the idea to paint a journal for a friend's gift, realizing quite late it's been probably 8 years since I've painted anything aside from a house. Yet I don't listen to myself, and copied a picture from Where The Wild Things Are (a children's book by Maurice Sendak) onto a journal.

The picture I worked from:


I used acrylics (mostly because it's the only paint I had on hand, though it peels like a b...bad thing). Also sealed over n' over n' over with extra-thick spray:





This guy was always my favorite.

I can see the errors/in-need-of-fixing issues (the eyes, the EYES!), but not too bad for a spur-of-the-moment thing.

I hope she likes it ;>.>
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008 07:29:15 PM »

Very cute!  I feel very nostalgic . . . think that book was read to me when I was little . . . and Good Night Moon . . . OOH, now I know what theme I want for a nursery, someday . . . hmm, sorry, getting off-topic.   EmbarrassedAnyway, I'm sure it'll make a lovely gift!
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008 08:03:24 PM »

This came out great! Which coating spray did you use? I just painted a pick guard for my brother for Christmas with acrylics (maybe a bad idea now that I think of it!) and I am going to need a serious spray to protect it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008 08:23:37 AM »

i painted the orange striped monsters for my school's display case this yr. i love them!
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MollyMillions
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008 12:15:10 PM »

This came out great! Which coating spray did you use? I just painted a pick guard for my brother for Christmas with acrylics (maybe a bad idea now that I think of it!) and I am going to need a serious spray to protect it.

 I had an acrylic spray and gave it a coat of that, but then bought an 'extra thick' can of spray glaze and used that for a few more coats. The strongest the store had is what I went for. I'm so paranoid that it'll peel off.  Embarrassed
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