Christmas Soldier

Today’s post is a quick one showing how I decorated a plain wooden soldier that I picked up from my craft store. I used my gorgeous DecoArt Glamour Dust glitter paints to create a magical sparkly finish.

  1. I removed the soldier’s arms to make it easier to paint (don’t worry, they can easily be glued back in place at the end!) I gave everything a coat of acrylic paint as a base and allowed to dry before continuing.

2. Next I gave the arms, body, boots and hat a few coats of glitter paint, allowing to dry between layers. I also added some coarse textured modelling paste to resemble snow on the base.

3. I wanted the ‘snow’ to sparkle so added some iridescent Craft  Twinkles.

4. Gold ribbon, cord and some tiny black buttons were used as fun accents to his outfit. I used a Posca pen to draw his eyes on.

5. Now he is a pretty sparkly Christmas decoration standing proudly on the shelf!

I am entering the following challenge:

Shiny and Sparkly – Bleeding Art

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