|Project by TJ65||posted 11-03-2010 08:47 AM||1433 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
Well since all the excitement over Halloween has gone and it is now time to focus on other upcoming events I thought I would share with you what I have done over the past couple of years to Celebrate Christmas. I decorate the house and yard with lights and decorations and these guys come out to play every year too.
I usually make a 2-3 cutouts each year depending on how I feel and if I get the time to actually finish them in time. At the moment I have 3 others in the shed nearing completion -so I did get all organised this year!! :-)
I made these guys a while ago and they have been out in the hot Aussie sun during December and apart from getting a little dusty as we have had a bad drought the last few years they have endured it all pretty well.
After i cut them out using a jigsaw I then coat with a sealer and then paint accordingly. Then fianl coat of a varnish. I really stuffed up on the cocky as he is made from MDF- well as I found out MDF doesn’t like getting wet so he has to stay under cover during the festive season. I only did it as I wanted it to be light. I copied the design from a greetings card that was made from cardboard. Enlarged it and made it from wood.
The Koala is just copied from a colouring book I think and is 2D like you do when making paper tole pictures. Each animal/bird will hide in the garden with some sort of Christmas decoration. I usually have the wombat dragging tinsel around and cocky often pinches santa’s hats.
-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/