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When the chance came up to make a Christmas project with Sharpie’s I was so inspired! When I was shopping for Sharpies at Staples they were having a great sale so I actually grabbed about 6 packs! I got a 12 pack or rainbow for $6 and the metallic 4 packs for $5 and a few more!! You’ll be seeing more Sharpie projects soon!
I brought home all my new toys and came up with over 10 things I have been wanting to make! Then last week I was out shopping and I saw the most adorable wooden Moose rocking chair. I love wooden toys, seriously adore them. BUT it was fire engine red, I love red, but it wasn’t the right shade and doesn’t really match my Christmas decor.
I immediately envisioned it in white with Gold Sharpie swirls and dots! It turned out PERFECTLY how I saw it! It fits into my Christmas decorations PERFECTLY! I brought it home and before I put it together I primed and painted all the red pieces white. Then I put it together and started freehand drawing!
I drew on one side and then the other, trying to make sure they matched as best as I could. Then I worked on the seat. I stopped before I did too much, not wanting to go overboard and get too busy. I left the face almost completely plain. Although I might add more later, if inspiration hits. Maybe some white sharpie onto the wooden rockers and antlers?
The sharpie stays on GREAT, and I love that I was able to get thin and thick lines easily. I kept a scratch piece of cardboard next to me, to draw on to keep the ink running smoothly. I thought I might need to use a poly-acrylic over the top, but was worried what it would do to the beautiful gold finish so I left it off. So far so good! No issues at all so I don’t think I’ll need it.
I love the way the gold looks on the white, the Gold Sharpies leaves a lovely shimmer. I also colored in the inside the eye holes as well as the holes where the screws go in, it’s a nice extra touch. I considered adding a few other metallic Sharpies as well, the silver and bronze. But I’m planning on going to an all white and gold Christmas over the next few years so I stuck with all gold. And I love it!
So does Baby Boy! He couldn’t wait for me to finish it so he could get on! While I was drawing he kept trying to “help” me, and so there are a few bumps here and there, I fixed it by just going a bit thicker on those area’s. Or by making dots. That’s the nice thing about free handing, easily fixing mistakes!
And now I think the Moose needs a name! I think I might love him more than the baby does, and that’s a lot. The moose sits next to the tree by the door and Baby Boy has spent almost all of his time on him the last few days. We’ve even taken it upstairs when he goes up to play with Aunt Donna! I’ll take the moose apart after Christmas and put him away until next winter so he’ll be excited to see him again next year!