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« on: December 10, 2012 11:53:45 AM »

Hi there!  My lovely partner, loves2experiment, in the Ho3 swap had a Ho Ho Ho theme that I chose to do.  I really wanted to make her something arty and mixed media with blocks.  The design kept changing in my head, and I eventually landed on birds!

The base of the bird is done in paperclay.  Before it had completely hardened, I poked the wire where the legs would attach so that I could glue them in later.  I covered the bodies in acrylic paint, as well as glitter, paint pens, stamped letters, stickers and other fun stuff.  ^_^  The beak of the bird is a dab of hot glue painted with black acrylic paint.  The blocks I painted white and then attached a square of scrapbooking paper to each side.  And the Ho's in silver are acrylic paint.  I made their hats out of felt and some mini wired silver garland.  I think their little hats are my favorite thing about them.  There was a lot of giggling involved while making them and applying their hats.  I made the presents out of packaging cardboard and then covered it in oragami paper that I had and added ribbon. 

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012 12:00:14 PM »

very cute!  And fun!  I love that the colors are not "traditional" Christmas colors.

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012 12:27:25 PM »

these are even more gorgeous in real life!  i am so lucky to have them!  jillybeans, you're awesome! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012 01:31:11 PM »

 I absolutely love these! I am also jealous that you got paper clay to work for you. I tried it and had a disaster. These are so adorable! Love the stamps and textures on the birds!

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012 01:41:55 PM »

How ridiculously cute are these?! Such great work!

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012 03:23:55 PM »

Very Very cute!

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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012 08:46:21 AM »

these are so so so cute!!! i looove them!! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2012 08:21:16 AM »

I love them!
And I love that you made them so colourful.

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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2013 11:23:25 AM »

Congratulations!  These are so freaking CUTE, the colours you chose are fabulous Grin

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