I’m feeling a bit more on top of Christmas this year than last year. Now if I could only get my advent calendar done, I’d feel superfantastic.
Usually I spend a day the week before Christmas baking cookies, then we drive all over town delivering them. I enjoy it, but I wanted to try something different this year – something I could do ahead of time that could be delivered whenever and that didn’t need to be given fresh. Huge thanks to Cindy for the idea. Her tutorial is here.
I started off with pieces of the boy’s artwork that I’d been saving up for a few months. I cleaned them up in Photoshop to take care of random marks and smudges. Then added lines and sent the files off to the printer. They printed and cut the sheets in half.
The super cool stuff in this project is the padding compound. It’s a fun pink that dries a deep red.
It took me a while to learn that I do better rubbing it on with my finger. After that it took me a while to get the pink off my finger. In fact, several hours later and it’s still a pretty pink.
Here’s a little sampling of my boys’ work.