Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Thyme for some Santa Ornaments

4 more days!

Well the STUDIO is a BUSY place as I try to put the finishing touches on all the Christmas MAGIC!

Even my Elf HINKLEY has been working overtime!

Today I wanted to show you some SANTA ornaments that I have been painting.
is by 
Amy Mogish

I also painted 

 SNOWMAN ornaments 

from the same pattern packet.

You can see them
You can purchase the surface for this project from Amy
Sheila Landry

My Palette
Black Plum , Bright Green, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Fiery Red, Fleshtone, Graphite, Heritage Brick, Khaki Tan, Lamp Black Leaf Green, Light Buttermilk, Neutral Grey Orange Flame, Slate Grey, Soft Black, Titanium White, Tomato Red

Lets Paint!

When I paint multiples of a project I often completely paint one piece then go on to do the others.

Coat is base coated with one coat of Heritage Brick, then 2 coat of Tomato Red.

Shading on coat is done with Black Plum.
I highlighted the coat first with Fiery Red then Orange Flame.

You can either personalize the centers, write a saying or even frame your favorite photo.

I love the vintage look of the Santa's

I added some White Frost Metallic Lustre to the toes of Santa's boots

I used a small circle stencil to add the dots to the backs of the ornaments with White.

I added Glamour Dust Champagne Glitter Paint to Santa

I use Silver Micron Mini detail brushes for lettering and tiny details


I added snow "glitter" by brushing 

I then sprinkled on Glamour Dust Sprinkle on Glitter for more SPARKLE

Front and backs of Santa's 

DecoArt provided me with the paints to complete this project as part of their 
Helping Artist and Blogger Outreach Programs.

Thank you Rosemary Reynold and DecoArt!

Ornaments wrapped for gifts!

I hope that you have enjoyed watching me paint these Santa Ornaments.

Happy Painting!



  1. Love how the Santa Ornaments turned out! So cute!
    Merry Christmas Lynn!

  2. Lynn these are just simply too cute. I just love them a little unique as is all you paint. Your work is so very perfect with attention to every little detail. I really would like to have that trait as well. Oh well we are all different. I love your work and enjoy your blogs. You are a inspiration.

  3. I meant to preview for typos it was gone before I could get to it excuse please any typos.


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