Hello everybody! I hope you guys are well. I recently updated a family wood plaque that was given to me as a gift when my first daughter was born. My sweet cousin, Janice, sent me a hand painted, personalized snowman family wood plaque for Christmas 2007. I absolutely love personalized gifts and more so when it has our family name. After I had my second child, in 2010, I would often look at the plaque during Christmas and think, “Sophia is missing.” I let a couple of years pass without doing anything simply because I was scared of messing up the plaque. I got over that fear a few days ago.
This is the BEFORE picture.
I made an outline of the fourth little snow kid with pencil, in case I needed to erase.
Got my paint, which I need to buy a new one ‘cause this sucker is old, and brush.
First coat of paint
I wanted to emulate the original work so I painted that blue outline first using a toothpick and then a fine tipped brush once it dried.
Added the scarf and branch/hand with snowball
Using markers I added the eyes, nose, smile, and
Final touch was the year, in which she was born, but I didn’t have a white marker and I wasn’t going to attempt to write it with paint. I just used a black marker and my snowman family is complete!
I know that it’s not as great as the original artist, but I’m pretty happy with my touch because Sophia is not missing anymore. I can’t wait to put it up for Christmas.
Take care all. Until next time…