Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thyme to explain

But Santa.......I can explain



This is a WONDERFUL Santa
His face and hat are wood that I painted


His beard is muslin that I coffee stained and scented with vanilla
and ripped into strips
I sprayed his beard lightly with
spray adhesive and sprinkled with diamond dust
On the rim of his hat I used snow tex paint
He is a Terry French design!!.........Of course!
She is one talented lady!!
You can visit Terrye
at


This sign I painted using a stencil from



  The candy cane I cut from wood



and
painted Barn red

I then wrappped torn strips of coffee stained muslin
around the candy cane and sprinkled with diamond dust!
I tied a piece of homespun to the candy cane with rusty bells
I have also done these candy canes and glued a clothespin on the back
then added some sweet annie and berries for a wonderful ornie for your tree

HO ~ ho~ho  ~ho

Lynn

14 comments:

  1. Excellent job on both Lynn. I made two of those Santas so I know how time consuming that beard was. He was fun to make though :)

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  2. I have this Santa pattern, guess I better
    get it out and make it instead of reading
    blogs all the time! You did a great job
    on him and you sure get a lot done! You
    inspire me to get back to painting!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

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  3. Thanks for sharing. I so enjoy seeing your creations. Love them all!
    Christine

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  4. You are a regular Santa's Elf. You are just too talented! :)

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  5. Hi Lynn, I did that pattern of the Santa last year. He was sooo much fun. I used a mop head for his beard, it was nice and soft, looked great too.
    You are one busy Chickie, speaking of busy, best get back at my painting too, time is ticking now.

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  6. Just lovely - you are so creative! What is diamond dust? Sounds expensive ;-)

    Have a great day!
    Doris

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  7. p.s.

    I wanted to meet Colby, but when I clicked on "Thyme to meet Colby" nothing happened...I love animals, dogs especially and I'm having a Pet Costume Contest on my blog.

    Voting starts tomorrow and goes on for a week, if you care to stop by and vote for one of the 12 contestants (all dogs, except 1 cat and 1 honeybee)...thanks!

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  8. Diamond Dust is a good quality glitter......but more Crystal like. Comes in a 14 OZ. plastic jar... a little over $10.00 not sure the exact price...but I use a coupon! It can be found in a craft store like Michaels. Not sure what you have near you....I love it!!!!
    Lynn

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  9. WOOOOUUUHHHH!!!!
    THIS SANTA IS WONDERFUL, LYNN!!!!! YOU HAVE MADE A GREAT JOB!!!! I THINK TERRYE IS A GREAT ARTIST AND "INSPIRING MUSE".....
    THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT TO MY BLOG....
    HUGS
    MILVI

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  10. Love it all, Lynn!
    I really like the candy cane ya added to the sign!

    Have a happy day!

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  11. Lynn I love this Santa face, and the tea stained beard is darling what a wonderful job. Thank you for your kinds words and compliemtns on my weight loss. Have a great day.

    Blessings,
    Heidi

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  12. ha....me tooo I made one of those last year also....I love the look and yes the beard took forever but worth it....great job
    kathren

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  13. Oh as I am going through your posts...they continue to amaze! I love your work...

    Blessings & Aloha!

    Oh I dont know if I mentioned this before, but noticed you live in MA. My hubby has some family in MA, although most are from Hawaii and CA. He is (4th generation born in Hawaii) Portuguese. I lived in Hanscome Air Force Base, when I was 4 and 5yrs old.

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Keep those brushes flying!
Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye