I NEVER cared for the ‘craclked paint’ look. Not even back when it was it was really popular. It’ always looked too FAKE to me! Now I have seen a very FEW really GOOD crackle painted items over the years, but those were the exception.
I cut those suckers on as soon as I got home! (Didn’t even wait to take a picture first!) I’m actually thinking ahead to NEXT Christmas. I have a ‘woodland themed’ Christmas planned for my booth at Stars.
It took me about 3 evenings worth of TV time to get them done. I always tear my strips of paper first; in various sizes. Big pieces for the big areas and small thin strips for the small areas and corners. Used regular white glue as my adhesive, brushing it on the strips just before I applied them.
Not sure WHAT I’m going to do to them to ‘finish them. They are now packed away, with the rest of my Christmas supplies; until next summer when I’ll bring them back out and start working on next years Christmas items for my booth at Stars. Hopefully by then I’ll have come up with something fabulous for the finishing touch!
HAD to laugh when I saw THIS while looking through the new offerings on Zulilly this morning! I actually think these look a bit ‘dorky’ and cartoonish. The ones I found are a little more ‘elegant’. At least now I KNOW I need to come up with something MORE than just painting on eyes and hooves! Which style do you like better?