Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thyme to see a Sewing Circle Santa

I painted several pieces 
before 
Christmas that I intended to use as gifts
so
 I didn't post them!

Sewing Circle Santa 
is 
one of them!


Design
by
Cynthia Erekson


My Palette


Antique Gold, Avocado, Bleached Sand, Brandy Wine, Camel, Country Red, Dark Chocolate, Dusty Rose, Lamp Black, Milk  Chocolate, Red Iron Oxide, Snow White


Venetian Gold





Let's Paint!



I base coated my ornaments using a sponge brush.
Heavily load the flat side of your brush.
Begin in the center of your ornament 
and 
repeatedly "press and lift" the brush
 up and down 
to create 
a
 bubbly textured surface


The outside edge of the ornaments
 are 
wood grained
using a
  glazing medium and paint


I applied the 
glaze mixture I made 
around the outer edges of my ornament 
using 
a sponge brush
 I used the same press and lift method to apply to the outer edge
I then used 
a
  wood coffee stirrer
to 
achieve the wood grain look

I quickly and repeatedly
 pressed the stick 
and 
lifted 
moving around the circle
I then let that 
dry completely 
before beginning to paint my ornaments!

I then transferred the main elements 
of my design 
using
 graphite paper


Initial
  base coat 
of 
Santa



These ornaments measure 5 1/2" wide by 6 1/2" tall



I worked on 4 of these at once


I worked on 4 of these at once!



The wood graining is different on all of them!
In addition to using a coffee stirrer on some
I used a wood grain tool for the others


I loved the results on all of them!



I applied several coats 
of 
to the 
front and backs 
of my 
completed ornaments




I attached a grungy tag with rusty wire to the ornament

I also attached a little basket complete with a pin cushion and pins!

DecoArt provided me with the paints to complete this project
as part of their Helping Artist and Blogger programs!
Thank you DecoArt!



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I hope you have enjoyed seeing me paint
Sewing Circle Santa!



Happy Painting !
Lynn





13 comments:

  1. Amazing you are so talented, I would love to spend a day just watching you paint
    Love the santa
    Hugs
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I would love for you to spend the day with me!

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  2. I love mine!! Thank you again for it! :0)

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  3. Love your Sewing Circle Santa's! You paint beautifully....

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    1. You may contact Cynthia Erekson at 978-234-8222 to order. Or you may also email her : qasandi@verizon.net

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  4. Hi Lynn,
    I love this Santa! Where can we find the pattern? I so enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing!

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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