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Last week has been so full of crazy busy-ness that I wasn’t able to do much with the blog or the family. I did grab a spare hour and was able to paint some decorations for Little M’s room. So now I present to you, the LUMA’s!! Fair warning though. I suck at painting. Bad. I think my three year old paints better than I can.
These are simple wooden stars that could probably be found at Joanne’s, Micheal’s, or your local craft store. I cannot specifically say where to get them because I was given these by a friend who decided against using stars in her kids’ bedroom. They were already painted green and blue so on two of them I just added eyes and the other two I repainted.
Since I was free handing the eyes they sort of morphed and took on a life of their own as I was trying to get the right size.
The other two took some time as well because I decided to try to do it the hard way at first and paint over the blue and green without priming the stars. Eventually I got smart and started the red star over on the backside and it turned out much better in the end.
There are a couple more stars for me to buy and paint but overall I am quite pleased with these first four. For paint I am using Americana Acrylic paint in Berry Red, Petal Pink, Ebony Black, Cadium Yellow and a white, fine point, paint marker. The steps are fairly simple.
- Paint the background in the color of your choice. It took several coats for me on the two I did here.
- Paint egg like ovals in black for the eyes. My recommendation is to slowly increase the size of the eyes. It is easier to make them larger than smaller.
- Once everything is dry add a single dot of white paint.
VOILA! Your very own Lumas. As I complete the other projects for Little M’s bedroom and we put him room together I will start posting pictures of his room. I am making everything from his blanket to his sheets to his curtains and even a clock.
Until then, enjoy and happy painting!