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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:46 pm 
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Can't wait to see the end result Howard! :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:43 pm 
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Interesting solution Howard. I think the star is a nice addition. Do you cut that by hand?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:32 pm 
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Laurie wrote:
Interesting solution Howard. I think the star is a nice addition. Do you cut that by hand?

hi, laurie...
no "star" punch...just an xacto knife with a sharp #11 blade...i do use a 6-inch steel ruler as a cutting guide...and wear +3.00 magnifying read glasses...
howard...


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greetings to all...

finished my first manger ornament this morning...a lot more color than the vintage originals...used the extra fine sulyn brand glitter posted earlier in this topic...the deer was originally painted brown...after being mounted with epoxy cement on a small cardboard base (like a flattie) he got a coat of gray spray primer and several coats of pearl white metallic craft paint...the star window material is ordinary red tissue paper...will probably use red acetate on all the rest...got about five more to make...but will only do one at a time...

my very best regards...howard...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:23 pm 
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These colors really go so well together and painting the deer pearl is a great choice, nice job I really like it!! :D I love seeing everyones different styles. It would be neat to get them all together :D


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Well here's my attempt at a repro.

Used some German glass silver glitter. I'm hoping over time it will tarnish a bit.

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Wow these are fantastic you have done a fantastic job. The colors are great the figures are purfect. They look just like the originals. Can you tell us the glass glitter you used?


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These little ornaments are all great. Very impressive everybody. Lucy


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Excellent repros. Steve, give them a couple of months and they'll tarnish nicely.


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To answer a question.

I got the glitter from an ebay store.

http://stores.ebay.com/sugarcampcottage/

It was the 90 grit real silver.

My goal was to see if it tarnished and started looking more vintage.

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