New From Funkins - Carvable - X-MAS Balls

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Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:31 pm

New From Funkins - Carvable - X-MAS Balls
These Are Really Nice, and Look Just Like a Real Christmas Ball !!


They Come in Red - White - or Green
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Fun-Kins foam Christmas ball ornaments have a smooth shiny glass like finish but they carve just like our pumpkins. They even come with a genuine metal clip for hanging. The bottom has a flat surface which allows the ornament to be used as a table top decoration. This special edition to the Fun-Kin line of carvables is very limited so get them while they last!


Size Per Funkins Website:
Weight 1 lbs
Size: ( I have One and it about the Size of a 9" Pumpkin)



They Can ONLY be purchased on the Funkins Website

Price: $20.00 Each + Shipping

Click the Link Below to Order them, before their GONE !




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Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:05 pm

How do they carve ? Very cool to have options !!!
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Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:34 pm

I placed my order, and got a confirmation from Joanne Harris at Funkins -- she included this blurb in the email (regarding Funkin Pumpkins vs Ornaments):

"All the same Fun-Kin properties apply, they are carvable and please do not use a live flame to light them up. The surface is harder than a Fun-Kin because of the flat shine, but completely carvable."

My order should arrive early next week! I am so excited!
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Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:34 pm

I just ordered 2. Can't wait to get them
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Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:14 pm

I just got my two, but haven't cut into them yet. Will let you know.
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Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:34 am

Here's my first attempt. The paint is a little brittle, but overall I was pretty pleased. The foam is good and the the thickness is consistent. No ribs to sand out. Will probably order some more.
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Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:51 am

Ken, that looks great!

Thanks for posting the pic! My ball arrived yesterday, but I've been just sort of staring at it and I guess I've been a little afraid of it, LOL. I don't have a big budget for this stuff and don't want to wreck it on the first try :!con_2: I will probably get to carving this week, as this weekend has been a tangle of Christmas lights and decorations.
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Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:04 am

This actually carved quite nicely. I would suggest probably using an x-acto to outline because my edges were somewhat rough without doing that.
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Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:35 pm

I have to say I LOVED carving this Christmas ball. It was so easy, and needed very little "clean up" with the diamond bit. I exacto-ed first and used a fresh, sharp bit and had very minimal flaking. I chose a straightforward cut-out (thanks, St0ney). I am not big on shading foam, but I am sure the balls would be fine, if just a little smaller to work on.

The only caveat, is that the gloss finish is sooooo shiny, that I kept getting flares and reflections from my flash in the photos. I use a timer & tripod, but I clearly need to venture out of "auto" mode so I can skip the flash - at least with these shiny ornament balls.

Here's a pic of my 2015 Christmas line-up: St0ney's Santa and the Bells, along with Rudolf from ZP!. Santa and Rudolf on the smaller, Home Depot/Wal-mart (Home Accents?) foam 'kins. The paint is a little "rubbery", but at least it doesn't flake.

My 2015 Chrismas line-up. Any boo-boos are due to operator error and technique, not the 'kins.

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