Friday, December 13, 2013

Thyme to show you a SEASIDE Santa I painted

Because I live on 
CAPE COD
I needed 
a
SEASIDE SANTA
 for 
my porch
I painted this one last 
Christmas


I used a pattern from 
Country Whims purchased a long thyme ago
called 
Candle Santa
to make him.


I have added many of my own touches such as the
 face and beard 
which were free hand painted
Santa stands 65" when completed


I
 LOVE
 to paint 
SANTA BEARDS



It takes patience
AND
several layers of paint!


H0 - HO - HO!


I found these LARGE resin candy canes at a thrift store
I
 added some 
Diamond Dust
to
make them
SPARKLE


I added 
STARFISH
to Santa's wreath


I used BURLAP to make Santa's sack


I grunged and baked the fabric to make it look old


I then stitched the sack


I added "snow" and snowflakes
 to the
 tree!



AND


Then
 I assembled Santa!


HO - HO - HO





 I have made several of these Santa's


They are fun to make but a LOT of work!!!!
 Happy Painting!
Lynn












8 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful piece and great display for the porch. I need to get my husband busy with the saws, next year;)

    Debbie

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  2. He's adorable!!! Love him! Merry Christmas! Carmen and the Primcats

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  3. He is such a handsome Santa........love the touches of the "sea." If he were here I'd have to have him holding a sack of taters! :) Your painting projects always brings a smile to so many.
    Bless you Lynn~

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  4. I remember seeing an older post of yours when you painted these!
    I so Love your Santa! Looks like a lot of work.
    Love the way you added your special touches.

    Sandi

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  5. He is MAGNIFICENT Lynn! What an inspiration you are. Now I need to do at least a "seaside wreath" and maybe a Santa too! :) I love it! Sheila

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  6. He is beautiful and looks great on your front porch.

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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