I've been playing around with Christmas Gifts for my colleagues. Two thoughts came to mind - candle holders and vases. I completed one candle holder that I'm really pleased with and I wanted to share with you.
This is the brandy snifter I used
I then covered it completely with tissue paper using glue.
I let it dry for a day and then I painted it
This is what it looks like when when lit- using a tea candle. The tissue paper creates lovely intricate design patterns.
I also started working on a small vase... my biggest dilemma is the color. I'm shying away from reds & greens because I don't want anything too "Christmas-sy" where these gifts can only be used during the holiday season. I'm also realizing these are quite time consuming and with a full time job, each one is going to take longer then I had anticipated.
I'll be posting as I complete each one. With Christmas right around the corner now is the time to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!