Well enough about that topic. It is mostly just venting. I have been doing ornaments for about 4 years. I have a variety of glass balls, ceramic shapes, framed ZIAs and different paper ornaments. This was the first time that someone asked if I could personalize them. This year I also had a a few chalkboard ornaments. I got them on sale at one of the hobby stores at the end of the season last year. Those were the ones that the customer decided on. I think part of it is that I had 3 of the same shape. Was a little nervous as I do not do a lot of lettering. I kept it simple. I was pleased with the way that they turned out. I hope the customer is as well. Will be giving them to her tomorrow.
Cannot tell from the picture, but the top one is a bright orange. For some reason it came out looking more yellow. Besides the names, they wanted me to work in the person's favorite color. Used chalk markers (Bistro chalk markers by Uchida) on the pink and orange ones. Could not find a blue chalk marker that I liked. The paint markers I had were all dark and did not show up well. Ended up using a Sakura metallic gel pen for the blue one. Used a spray sealer to protect.
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