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Today I want to show you a design
that I have completed
This is one of two Santa's that are in her new
"Gearing Up" for Christmas
part of her
Reflections of the Past
My Pallette for this design
Antique Gold, Antique Rose, Antique Teal, Arbor Green, Bleached Sand, Buttermilk, Camel, Cherry Red, Dusty Rose, Heritage Brick, Lamp Black , Milk Chocolate, Red Iron Oxide, Sea Glass, Shading Flesh, Snow White,Yellow Ochre
Dazzling Metallic Emperor's Gold, Deco Art Acrylic GESSO , Americana MATTE Spray Acrylic Sealer/ Finisher, Americana Dura Clear Matte Varnish
This piece was painted
I prepared my surface by basecoating it
with 2 SMOOTH coats of
I let that dry thoroughly between coats.
When dry I sanded lightly and wiped with a damp paper towel
to remove any dust
My surface is prepared! Now for the FUN part!
I base coated my surface with Arbor Green then heavily spattered it with
give Santa's coat
"wool " look.
I then used graphite paper to transfer the main pattern lines
The "Paint Nick" kit
came with all the embellishments
complete this project
Working on Santa's face
It is always fun to see a piece come to life!
I love this Santa's gentle face!
Working on the tiny pallette and brush embellisments
Santa's coat and hat
The backside of this surface is painted
Dazzling Metallic Emperor's Gold
I sprayed my Santa with several
LIGHT coats of Americana Acrylic Sealer/ Finisher
It is always best to spray
let the mist fall on it
rather than spray ON your piece!
Americana Dura Clear Matte Varnish
on the small embellishments
Use a good strong glue such as
Arlene's Thick Designer Tacky Glue
in a jar
Quick Dry Tacky
to glue your Santa together.
I used elastics to hold it together as the glue dried
I left it over night
so I was sure that it had completely dried
Adding the remaining embellishments
Close-up of face detail
now ready to hang on the tree!
I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint this piece!
DecoArt provided me with the paints and supplies to complete this project as part of their
Blogger Outreach and Helping Artist Programs
Thank you DecoArt for the opportunity to work with your wonderful products!
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Keep those brushes flying!
"Each day is a new canvas to paint upon.
Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness,
at the end of the day you don't look at it
wish you had painted something different."