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New ornaments

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More ornaments coming soon!

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After such a difficult time dealing with recent copyright infringement issues, making heart-shaped ornaments ahead of this year's Christmas season has been an enjoyable and uplifting task. This year I'm applying a thick, glossy coat of resin to each one to add extra shine and protection when hung on display. The downside is that it takes at least 24 hours to dry, so it's time-consuming but absolutely worth it. Gold leaf and glitter makes for an especially striking effect under resin! The first lot of ornaments sold out within 48 hours, but I've been making more in the meantime. I'll give...

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Local Etsy Christmas Market

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It's that time of year again, and I'll be back at the fabulous Esty/Cambridge Made Christmas Fair where over 30 designer-makers from the Cambridge Made team of Etsy sellers will be selling their wares.  The fun takes place at St Andrews Street Baptist church in central Cambridge from 1-3 Dec. I'll have tree decorations, sketches, Christmas cards and other bits of my work for sale. Come down and enjoy a day out! Thursday 1st December: 12-8pm (late-night shopping)Friday 2nd December: 10am -6.30pmSaturday 3rd December: 10am-6.30pm

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Ornaments made with resin, gold leaf and love ♥

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Elska ornament by Kim Haskins Cariad ornament by Kim Haskins

I've been experimenting with new techniques recently, including applying resin (a two-part epoxy resin system from Pebeo), gold leaf and enamel-effect paint to my artwork. In particular I've been trying out my experiments on ornaments (which had proved to be a huge success at Christmas so I've decided to continue making them year-round). Each is hand-painted by me onto a plywood or polymer shape which is then embellished with metal leaf, metallic paint, glitter and / or enamel-effect paint...

 

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