Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 11 of the 20 Days of Christmas: Santa Claus Picture

Welcome to Day 11 of the 20 Days of Christmas.  First off, today is my hubby's birthday, so a big Happy Birthday to him!! Now, on to today's project.  I made a Santa Claus Picture for the wall. 

I started out with a frame from Walmart that was $5 in their value section.  The frame is 9inx17in on the outside and the inside part where the picture goes is 6.5inx15in.  I cut the Santa from the Christmas Solutions cart at a size of 11.8in wide and then I cut the moon and layers as well.  I used the Gypsy to size them all accordingly.

I didn't have a sheet of paper to fit in the frame, so I took a 13x19 piece of matt paper that I have for my printer and cut it down to size.  I then painted it blue.  You have to be careful while painting this, to make sure there aren't brush strokes all over it, so I painted it slowly and made sure to keep a similar motion going while painting it.  I used acrylic paint in the color cobalt blue.  It is actually a little darker in person than it looks in this picture.

After the paint dried, I just used zig glue to attach the Santa and moon to finish off the frame.

5 comments:

Lesley from WI said...

Very cute. Love it! Happy Birthday to your hubby

Rose said...

YOUR SANTA CLAUS PICTURE CAME OUT SO WONDERFUL!!!THIS CHRISTMAS SOLUTIONS CART. IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAV.CART.THANKS FOR YOUR TIPS ON MATTING & PAINTING.HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HUBBY TFS.
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Celeste B. said...

It's beautiful!!! What a beautiful creation!! :) TFS! :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So nice! Love the blue background!

Running Turtle said...

This is very pretty! You have workded very hard on all your Christmas projects!! Thanks for sharing!!