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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.
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!