Forgot to post this little guy! I made a balloon animal ornament for @lifeinpigtails as part of the ongoing ornament swap (which has been awesome).
The base is a pringles plastic lid I punched a hole in, painted, and then glued scrapbook paper to.
For the balloon animal, I sketched him on cardstock and then used one of my fave techniques to add dimension: building up successive layers of school glue. In the end, I used around 5 layers. *please note for anyone trying this, you need to let each layer dry before applying the next.
Next, I added acrylic paint, making sure to add highlights and shadows to create the illusion of even more dimension. I added one more thin layer of school glue to give the balloon animal some shine before finally tying on a felt scarf, adding a wooden word accent, and gluing everything in place.
I’m really happy with the way it turned out.