I painted several pieces
Christmas that I intended to use as gifts
I didn't post them!
Sewing Circle Santa
one of them!
Antique Gold, Avocado, Bleached Sand, Brandy Wine, Camel, Country Red, Dark Chocolate, Dusty Rose, Lamp Black, Milk Chocolate, Red Iron Oxide, Snow White
I base coated my ornaments using a sponge brush.
Heavily load the flat side of your brush.
Begin in the center of your ornament
repeatedly "press and lift" the brush
up and down
bubbly textured surface
The outside edge of the ornaments
glazing medium and paint
I applied the
glaze mixture I made
around the outer edges of my ornament
a sponge brush
I used the same press and lift method to apply to the outer edge
I then used
wood coffee stirrer
achieve the wood grain look
I quickly and repeatedly
pressed the stick
moving around the circle
I then let that
before beginning to paint my ornaments!
I then transferred the main elements
of my design
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
front and backs
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 !