I was up for the challenge of copying a magazine picture.
Sounds like fun!
The picture I chose to copy for Debbiedoos Magazine Copy challenge…
Simple, thank you very much!
Haâ€¦because it was Martha Stewartâ€¦it wasnâ€™t so simple.
Serves me right. Ironic, I think.
Martha Stewart magazine
I started out with these big plastic bells from Christmas past.
They needed a new life anywaysâ€¦
This metallic paint just gets used for everything! I really should branch out!
But, heyâ€¦if it ainâ€™t brokenâ€¦
I painted the top of the bell the metallic paint.
I was disappointed though of how grey it turned out.
Another time (code…if you do it!) I would think about trying a true metallic paint.
So I added lots of glitter.
I added some more glitter to the thinned out paint.
It looked like thisâ€¦
I forgot to take a picture here.
But, I painted the rest of that bell.
With the paint thinned out a lot of the red showed through.
Although, I am not sure how I quite feel about the effect.
But, darned if I am going to redo the whole thing.
Just, not what I thought of when I wanted to copy Marthaâ€™s.
Oh well, good thing I am not Martha!
I added some of this soft white glitter to the top of the bell.
Andâ€¦this is kinda weirdâ€¦I dusted it with flour for that just snowed look.
Againâ€¦I am a baby blog. I forget to take pictures.
I just get into the project and whoops, I forgot to take pictures of steps.
Here are the rest.
I used muslin torn into a large strip to make a large bow.
I attached each bell to the ribbon.
To get the greenery I stole some greens from my garden and attached them to the back of the bow.
I didnâ€™t have the exact greenery hereâ€¦oh well.
Again, here is Marthaâ€™s.
I feel the need to tell you that I took this picture on my door at sunset.
Hence the weird yellow tint.
I thought it was lovely and left it.
P.S. I know it’s too early for Christmas yet. But…I have a guest post that I needed a door decoration for.
Hence the early start. And…the early bird gets the worm, right!