I try to keep things simple but sometimes I just can’t resist another project. I couldn’t show you this one before the show so I’m glad I can show you now.
I suppose this post could be called How to Make a Moon – that is, if you ever find yourself in need of a custom made moon.
I began by drawing the shape of a crescent moon onto some thin cardboard – also known as chipboard. There was a middle pattern piece in there too but I failed to take a photo of it.
Then I put all the pieces together kind of like a three-dimensional puzzle – a very easy one with only three pieces!
Next I painted a base coat to seal
and prepare the surface for paint and texture.
Here’s the texture bit. You can use a whole host of things to add texture. I thought this would make some good moon craters.
I painted – and painted – and painted. In between coats I worked on a little angel bear. She’s very small at only 4 inches tall.
With the addition of a little bit of weight in the moon to keep it steady, the little teddy angel happily perches on the moon. I wanted to keep to the Christmas Carols theme of the show so I called this one “Angels We Have Heard on High”.
She’s still available but I haven’t yet put her on my website. I’ve so much to catch up on! Anyway, I’m sure if she should find a home, her new person will choose a fitting name for her.