Christmas in July!!!! Do you start painting your ornaments and gifts early or are you like me, waiting until the last minute to get a month’s worth of work done in a few days?? Here’s a sweet little winter scene, using SRTC deer chipboard to get you started on that holiday painting now!!
- Using a 3/4" Wash brush, I painted the surface with DecoArt All Purpose Sealer and let completely dry.
- Once dried, I gave it a light sanding. Then I painted on a smooth layer of DecoArt Media Gesso and let completely dry. Once dried, I gave it another light sanding, removing any dust.
- I painted the chipboard piece with Gesso using an IPC Large Oval Foam brush.
- I spritzed the ornament with water and then spritzed it with DecoArt Shimmer Mister Turquoise.
- I tilted it back and forth and up and down to get the paint to move. Then I dried it with a heat tool.
- Next, I used a #8 Shader and painted thin trees in the background with DecoArt Media Titanium White – making some trunks shorter and some longer.
- Then I added some strokes with Titanium White to give the appearance that the trees were evergreens.
- I added in some snow using Titanium White and a side-to-side motion. The key is to not cover up too much of the blue as this will give some shadows to the snow.
- Once I got the trees the way I liked them, I decided I wanted to add some water. So I painted in a stream using DecoArt Media Phthalo Blue, adding a snow bank around the stream with more Titanium White.
- I repainted the branches on the two evergreen trees and while wet, sprinkled some DecoArt Glamour Dust on them.
- I added a darker border around the edge of the ornament with DecoArt Media Paynes Grey.
- I also painted some little stars in the background between the trees using a liner brush and Titanium White.
- I painted the fawn with a mixture of DecoArt Media Quinacridone Gold and Titanium White and let dry. Then I…
- Shaded him with DecoArt Media Raw Umber using a Dynasty 3/8" Angle brush.
- Added white accents on his chest, tail, ears, snout and eye.
- Painted his hooves, eye, nose, mouth and the edge of his ears with DecoArt Media Carbon Black.
- Added a highlight on the eye, nose and hooves with Titanium White.
- Dry brushed some Titanium White on the front of his legs.
- Finally, I added some dots on his tail end with Titanium White. Then I let dry and painted a wash of Quinacridone Gold over them. I let dry again and repainted some of the dots with Titanium White.
- I let everything dry and then glued the deer on the ornament with E6000.
- I varnished the piece with DecoArt Media Soft-Touch Varnish and added a ribbon.
- Hang it on your Christmas tree or give it as a gift!
Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used:
- Surface: Wooden Ornament – #207-0521 Vikingwoodcrafts.com
- Dynasty Brushes: Black Gold 3/4" Wash, IPC Large Oval Foam, #8 Shader, 3/8" Angle and a liner brush of choice. (All available from TheBrushGuys.com – use promo code: sandymc for an additional discount)
- DecoArt Americana All Purpose Sealer
- DecoArt Media Products: White Gesso & Fluid Acrylics – Titanium White, Phthalo Blue, Quinacridone Gold, Raw Umber, Paynes Grey and Carbon Black
- DecoArt Shimmer Mister: Shimmer Mister Turquoise
- DecoArt Media Varnish – Soft-Touch
- DecoArt Glamour Dust
- Misc. Supplies: E6000 Glue, Sanding Block, Palette Paper and Water Basin
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