Sunday, November 25, 2012

Painting Christmas cards

It was snowing a bit when we got up this morning. My son and his girlfriend were home for a visit and we got to discussing the Christmas menu. It put me in a creative Christmas mood.

After reading Leslie's blog this week, I starting thinking about painting my own Christmas cards.
This one is painted on a purchased watercolour card onto which I glued the music for Silent Night using matte medium. Then I applied a thin layer of clear gesso and once dry, I painted the trees using Silks acrylic paint. A little sprinkle of glitter dust makes the red bulbs sparkle.

I have to apply the music to a few more cards, but in the meantime, I added the finishing touches to the chickadee. A little glitter may find itself on this one too!


MakeItJoyful said...

What a neat idea, I really like this.

elle said...

You have caught the spirit of Les's cards wonderfully.

Anonymous said...

I like the Christmas card Holly.


Leslie McNeil said...

Love! So glad you were inspired, and are having fun. That chickadee is very charming, and the glitter would be the perfect touch. enJOY my friend. XO

imquilternity said...

Holly, I adore the music/trees Christmas card! How clever and creative. It's perfect.