Smokin' Santa

phonegirlApril 22, 2009

Finished my santa tray. I used glitter paint on all of it around him but the photo doesn't show. The writing doesn't show up much either but thought I share for what it's worth. This was out of Jean Zawicki's santas.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You did a wonderful painting job on him! Love his beard, the eyes, the smoke, just all of it. Those trays make good painting surfaces, don't they? And they are useful as well as decorative. I even have one of mine propped up on an easel on top of a bookcase. Now I want to click on the pic once more and take another look! ;o)

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 11:17AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks, Luvs. He was a fun one that doesn't have much detail so painted up pretty quick. Wish I could paint like Jean but that's not going to happen in my busy life.

My DD picked this tray up for me so I should of thought about that before painting a santa on it. She just doesn't like santas like she does snowmen and I would rather paint santas.

Which tray do you have propped up on an easel? I have most of my projects stored just waiting for the right time to give.


    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 8:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

This is lovely. You are very talented, Punk. I like the way you blended the colors on his face. I can see the glitter at the bottom of the tray. Can only imagine what it looks like in person. This is not the typical Santa, so your DD might like him. I certainly would :)

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 9:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo


Thanks for your sweet comments. I laugh at your comment this is not the typical santa. I'm not going there. haha

The secret to blending the facial colors is to keep adding more color while still wet and it just blends nicely. If not, keep going back and put another coat of shading on until you like the ending result, blending up and out. Does this make sense?

It's taken me years to get this down but most of the time it works. I've painted enough santas that I'm very comfotable painting their faces. I'll try to take another picture during the day and see if everything shows up better.


    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 11:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Punk...what a handsome fellow you have painted there. ha Very nice and I love how you did the border in a circle around him with the leaves and berries in the foreground. Gives it lots of dimension. Very pretty tray you have now. Great job and thanks for the tips on doing the face. ~Anj

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 11:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo


Glad you had time to stop by and comment. I hope to do some more trays for Christmas presents this year, only time will tell. hahah I wanted to paint more around him but didn't really have enough room on the top and bottom so kept it simple. Punk

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 8:06PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Painting old aluminum cooking kettles
I found some old aluminum cooking kettles that I would...
Chocolate Bunny Yard Art
Chocolate Easter bunny jumping over an egg. This is...
Easter Bunny Yard Art
Another bunny jumping over an egg. This one is 33x47...
Wooden "Jumping Jacks" in the Gallery
Finally got around to posting the wooden toys that...
Sponsored Products
Chooty and Co Passion Suede Cinnabar Santa Hat Throw Pillow - CS17K810ST
$36.99 | Hayneedle
Santa Barbara Escalante Two-Light Bath Fixture
$366.00 | Bellacor
Runner: Area Rug: Floor Mat: Santa Fe Squares 3 Piece Set Contains 5' x 7',ching
$59.97 | Home Depot
Santa by the Fireside Wool Shaped: 4 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 5 in. Rug
$81.95 | Bellacor
Darlee Santa Barbara Patio Sofa with Sesame Cushions
Area Rug: The Simpsons Loving Family Multi Colored 5' 3" x 7' 6"
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™