Monday, November 19, 2012

Moon Shine

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.

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Then I put all the pieces together kind of like a three-dimensional puzzle – a very easy one with only three pieces!

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Next I painted a base coat to seal

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and prepare the surface for paint and texture.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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18 comments:

  1. what a beautiful angel and your moon is a perfect perch for her..all I can see is Peace that is what I would call her.

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    1. Hi Debra,

      Thank you so much. That's a very good name for her!

      ~ginger

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  2. A lovely angel on the moon. Very adorable.

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    1. Hi Val,

      I am pleased you like her!

      Thank you!
      ~ginger

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  3. She is lovely, you are so creative!

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    1. Hi Wayne,

      Right back at ya! Good luck at camp!

      ~ginger

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  4. Perfect idea with the moon, and love her wee hanging star too :o)

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    1. Hi Katy,

      Aren't you sweet?! Thanks!

      ~ginger

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  5. She's such a cutie, and I *love* the moon you made.

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    1. Hi Heather,

      Thank you very much! I am glad you like the moon!

      ~ginger

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  6. Your creativeness never ceases to amaze! She is gorgeous, perfect little angel bear.

    Ani

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    1. Hi Ani,

      You are so generous with your comment. Thank you and I am glad you like her.

      ~ginger

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  7. I hope that darling Angel bear meets the man who eats Green cheese that lives in the moon. She is such a darling.
    hugs

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    1. Hi Kays Kids,

      It's nice to hear from you. I hope you are well. Now there's an idea - the man who eats Green cheese. Now I really should have been able to think of that myself!

      Thank you!!!
      ~ginger

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  8. Hi Ginger and Sebastian
    Every morning when I get to work, the first thing I do is to check this blog. I love how you write about the things you are making and what Sebastian has been up to. I have been thinking and I reckon you should write a children's book about Sebastian - I think that would be just fabulous. The only problem I could see is "time" - you are sooo busy making things that writing time might be a problem. Maybe just something to think about. Take care both of you - Jo

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    1. Hi Jo,

      Well, if that isn't something to make me smile, I just don't know what would do it! That is so very kind of you. I wonder if you have to have a cup of coffee before reading!

      A little while back I did put together a short little story in book form and I enjoyed it but as you say, took loads of time.

      Now Sebastian on the other hand would have no problem keeping me on task if the book was about him. I would hope if I ever did get a chance to write a story about him, it wouldn't go to his head...not to sure what the odds of that are.

      I'll definitely keep it in mind - who knows? Maybe one day.

      Thanks!
      ~ginger

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