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Consensus? It looks much closer to the baubles in the photo. That combination of fine and coarse iridescent glitter really does make a world of difference. I even got 5 metres of the nice brown-rope string she's used in the picture. Of course, my decoupaging could still use some work - my bauble is nowhere near as smooth and sleek as those ones - but it's getting better, and with another practise or two I'll have it down. (And if that means I have to hang a few more ornaments on my tree, that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make!)
My version of vintage paper came from a book again. Since this project is for Relief Society, we'll end up using paper with the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke printed on it. I snagged a £1 hymnal and ripped out all of the Christmas hymns for my prototype. While it's awesome, and reminds you of all the great Christmas hymns when you look at it, I have been singing random snatches of "Once in Royal David's City" and "In the Bleak Midwinter" all day.
|much better than before|
My activities committee agreed with me that this would be a fun craft to do - especially because the end result is beautiful and useful: the epitome of a good idea. Though since none of us knew for a certainty that the idea would actually work, it's up to me to test that one out as well.
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