We’ve had late start getting ready for Christmas this year. We just got a tree a few days ago.
This tall, slender tree is the perfect shape for our living room.
Meanwhile I had a small project of whitening the natural wooden bears Charlie picked up from our local toymaker.
Using some white acrylic paint and some painted extender I mixed up some whitewash.
I haphazardly applied the paint with a foam brush.
At first I smoothed on the paint but decided it looked better with a more splotchy application.
With a black paint pen I enhanced the ears, eyes, and nose. Some of the bears already had holes for eyes and others had faceted beads in the eye sockets.
I spread the newly painted bears around the house pairing them with my pinecone tree project.
I love the simplicity of these polar bears.
If you don’t scrutinize them too closely they’re really cute.
Do you make New Year’s resolutions?