I wanted to show you some
that I painted
I was hosting a special luncheon for 3 dear friends
I gave them as gifts
I put them in simple brown bags,
cut out name tag
tied a pretty bow
I hung the bags on each of my guests chairs
Antique White, Asphaltum, Bleached Sand, Buttermilk, Dusty Rose, Gingerbread, Lamp Black, Light Buttermilk, Light Cinnamon, Sable Brown, Sand, Snow White, Warm White
Emperor's Gold, Worn Penny
I used a
to apply gesso to my canvas
When dry , sand lightly and dust with a damp paper towel
We are now ready to PAINT!
I began by base coating my canvas with a few good coats of Antique White
I then transferred the main element of the design onto my canvas with graphite paper
Painting the face, eyes and beard.
I did all my shading using Scharff white bristle , moon filberts and dome brushes
I worked on several of these Santa's at one time!
Once the faces were completed I added the remaining pattern details
Emperors Gold and Worn Penny
acorns, star, pear, crow and leaves on the vines
I used my stylus and Light Buttermilk to make various size dots to create the fur on the coat and hat
Once my dots on the "fur" were completely dry I painted over them
Glamour Dust Ice Crystal
What a pretty sparkle it adds!
Now to assemble the Santa's!
Arlene's Thick Designer Tacky Glue
it sets up QUICK
You can also use some
bullfrog clips and rubber bands
help hold your Santa together
the glue sets
I varnished my Santa's with a few good coats
DecoArt Dura Clear Matte Varnish
When dry the Santa is stuffed with cotton stuffing and a wood base added
I glued some
WHITE boa fur
around the top of Santa's hat
large rusty bell
This was a fun project to do!
The pattern for this project appeared
December 2010 Issue of Quick and Easy Painting
provided me with the paints to complete this project.
Thank you as always for all your wonderful products to creat with!
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Happy Painting !