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Topic: Lots o' lightbulb and spoon ornaments-- pic heavy!  (Read 42879 times)
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threegirlsandaboy
« on: November 30, 2009 06:47:45 AM »

I've never posted over here before, so, "Howdy!"  Here are a bunch of lightbulb ornaments I painted for the year.  I hate that these types of bulb won't be sold after 2012.  Maybe there will be a "black market" for illegal lightbulbs.   Cheesy
Here they are: 

Grinch and Cindy Lou Who:


Cat in the Hat


Reindeer:


Snowmen/ladies:


Santa/Mrs. :


Penguins and another version of Santa and snowman:



Here are a few spoons I painted: 














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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009 06:56:10 AM »

Those are great!
What did you paint them with? They look so smooth. My little sister and I tried to make some, but they were very brushstroking/ the large paintbrush indents would break off exposing the bulb underneath.
And I didn't know that they weren't going to sell them after 2012 Shocked
But anyways, great job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009 07:27:53 AM »

Great work, they look wonderful.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009 07:29:09 AM »

i love these!  i also paint lightbulb snowmen but my paint is never smooth like that. and i have tried a few different things, but none seem to make a difference. i didn't know either about these bulbs not being sold anymore. i'm with you on the black market thing Grin i guess i will have to get my family to save them for me. anyway very nice job on your ornaments!! Cool
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009 07:39:34 AM »

These are so great! My fave has to be Cindy Lou Who. You don't see much stuff with her on it! Plus, it reminds me of my daughter. Everyone used to call her Cindy Lou when she was a baby. I would love to know what kind of paint you used!
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009 07:42:06 AM »

You are quite talented! The painting looks professional. I could see these being sold at a frou-frou shop and making some money.

Awesome job, I bet they make your christmas tree that much better Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2009 08:11:34 AM »

Thanks so much, guys!! 

I start my ornaments by drilling a hole through the metal part of the bulb and threading a ribbon through it.  I then hold them by the ribbon and spray paint them with at least 2 coats of cheapo Wal-Mart FLAT white spray paint.  Make sure you get flat paint because the glossy stuff peels off.  After that dries, I just use acrylic paints to base coat and paint in details.  I've had a lot of practice, so that helps with the smoothness.  Basically, I use the largest acrylic paint brush I have and try to do smooth strokes of paint down the bulb, overlapping and smoothing until it starts to dry. Let it dry and do another coat.  It usually takes a couple of coats of base paint and then I do details over that.  I used to seal them with cheapo Wal-Mart clear spray paint, but they seem to have stopped carrying that.  This year I'm using Krylon clear gloss spray sealer, but I'm not sure I'm a big fan. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2009 11:19:27 AM »

very impressive! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2009 12:12:27 PM »

Those are so cute! I love the snowmen!
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2009 05:24:04 PM »

These are awesome!!

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