Monday, December 19, 2011

Finally some paint on my fingers again!

Making my own tags.

I've had some good days now wrapping gifts. I ended up making my own tags this year and I had lots of fun doing so.
They are easy to make out of empty toiletpaper tubes. I have this little tool to cut out my tags and then I gessoed them before painting and writing.
The hardest thing was to get the "eye" sentered, but they are quite charming with the "eye" a bit out of center too.
To make the tags I start to cut the tubes and water (spray) them to get them flat. Then they need to dry before cutting and painting.

Now I want to share with you some of my favorite Christmas drawings/ paintings ever. They are created by a Norwegian named Anders Midthun.
These images are so "Christmasy" to me and I never get bored looking at them. Do you have any favorites for Christmas?
I hope you all are doing well and that you're not too stressed.

Finally I wish you all a Merry Christmas or should I say Happy Christmas or even Happy holidays. I've been reading that there are some discussions on how to put the greetings. In any case mine are heartfelt and well ment.
Take good care!!


  1. Hello Laila, I love to see what you are creating for Christmas and thank-you for sharing one of your favourite artists! What fun...Ønsker deg en riktig God Jul og et meget Godt Nyttår!

  2. Hi Laila - I just want to wish you a very Happy Christmas and looking forward to seeing all your creativity in 2012. Hugs to you.

  3. Wow, those are really awesome tags. I love the artwork too, I can see why you love them. Have a Very Merry Christmas! :)

  4. Love those tags, and the cheery Christmas images really do add warmth and light to a chilly time!