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paintingfoolSeptember 15, 2009

Here are a few on the wood spools I purchased in Houston. Quick and easy to do except the wire thing. It has to be strong enough to hold the spool and flexible enought to twist around. Had to hold the nose on the snowman for a long time to dry - was afraid to use hot glue. Off to paint gingerbread.


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So beautiful! These have to be so tiny...but every detail is so great. Fantastic idea! The candy cane on the hat looks yummy. Santa's eyes are great, and the wire on Santa is in a "s" shape. So clever.

Now I know what to do with all of those spools that were given to me....And it looks like the hat on the snowman is a wooden flower pot.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2009 at 7:21PM
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Belle, yes the hat on the snowman is a small wood flower pot. The nose may be a bit big. Sometimes you can find little carrots in the hobby store that would work also. Or just a little round ball painted orange or red would be cute too. The wire was purchased at the Dollar Tree, it comes in several colors and is a good weight. I just twisted it around a large brush handle and then you have to manipulate it a bit so it hangs straight. So glad you liked it. It isn't my design but I did see some in Houston - just too cheap to buy a pattern because I would do the faces the way I like anyway. The bells - from Dollar Tree again. Now I am working on Gingerbread men and snowmen on rolling pins. Only have a few of those to paint.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2009 at 8:46PM
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Just beautiful! I especially love the Santa!


    Bookmark   September 16, 2009 at 8:12PM
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Several years ago I mentioned to my DH that I needed some heavy copper wire, about an hour later he came in with a coil of wire. He had taken apart an old "coil" and I have had copper wire ever since. He also uses the wire from a cellanoid (SP). Over the years I have used up my supply, off he goes to the junk yard and I then have new wire. Different size motor's - different sized wire. And most of it is free!


    Bookmark   September 17, 2009 at 6:24PM
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Very cute Bebe. I agree with Belle, they must be small, and yet you did that santa face so perfectly. I'm not crazy about painting small things--for me, bigger things are just faster. ;o) Are these going in your Etsy shop?


    Bookmark   September 17, 2009 at 10:34PM
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They're beautiful!Wish I could do that!Any suggestions on where I can get beginner instructions on tole painting?

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 6:42PM
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I would look for a decorative painting class at one of the craft or fabric stores. You could also look up the Society of Decorative Painter's web site for a teacher in your area. Or let me know where you live and I will check for you. There are a lot of decorative painting clubs around and you might have one near you. I taught myself to paint because I lived overseas and there just wasn't anything around, not even books. But when I came back to the states, I started taking classes and have never stopped. I am including a couple of blogs you might want to check out. I think Luvs gave more info on your other post. Will help you out any way I can.

Here is a link that might be useful: Brushed by an Angel

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 11:06PM
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Your santa and snowman are so cool. I don't have many wooden spools left but I think I will have to try this sometime. I'd rather paint something large and I'm not sure why but I've always had a hard time painting on small objects.

Thanks so much for sharing another great project. Punk

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 12:45AM
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I like these!! ~A

    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 10:39AM
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VERY cute!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2009 at 11:32PM
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