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CRAFTY VISIONS Newsletter - Spring 2005
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Painted Light Bulb

Painted light bulb
Materials:
Used Light bulb
Gesso
Paint in white, blue, black, green, red, silver and brown
Iridescent glitter
Water based non yellowing sealer (either brush on or spray)
Foam paint brush
Medium paint brush
Fine paint brush
Wire for hanger
Masking tape
News paper
Paper plate

Instructions:

Wrap the wire in the threads of the light bulb and form a loop slightly higher than the threads to make your hanger. Hang the light bulb over newspaper or a paper plate to catch the paint drips.

Mix a couple of drops of blue paint into a puddle of Gesso on a paper plate. Mix well until you have a smooth very pale blue. Mask the threads of the bulb with masking tape. Paint the entire glass portion of the light bulb with the pale blue using the foam brush. Allow to dry. The top 2/3 will form the sky.

Using the picture as a guide, Paint the bottom 1/3 of the bulb with white paint building in some texture to look like snow. Allow to dry. Then paint in the tree, snowman and clouds being sure to allow drying between colors. Allow to dry completely.

Seal the light bulb with the water based sealer using either a brush or spray to apply. While still damp sprinkle the snow areas with iridescent glitter and allow to dry completely.

Option: Paint additional bulbs in different shape using Christmas card pictures as you patterns. You can sign the back with the name of the person to receive the gift. Don't forget to add your signature or initials and the year.


CRAFTY VISIONS Newsletter - Summer 2005
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