’tis the season: santa art



Let’s be honest. Some projects are more fun to do than others. And some projects are just so wonderfully enjoyable it’s almost sad when they’re finished. This was just such a project.

*Gasp*  I know, right!


A few years ago, Pottery Barn was selling this glitter Santa canvas. I instantly fell in love with it. The price was $299. What the what?! Well, that was the end of that. But I’ve never forgotten it. Every holiday season I think about this Santa art and long for it to be mine. So this year I decided to do something about it. I said to myself, “Nuts to Pottery Barn!”


I started with a 20 x 20 inch piece of mdf. I painted it using a nice white semi-gloss then, to add a little pop of color, painted the edge red.

Using a projector I (and of course when I say “I” I mean Curt) projected the Santa image onto my painted piece of mdf.


Using a pencil, I then traced the outline of the Santa image.


I know it’s a little hard to see, but here’s the image all traced out.


Now for the fun part. I used a paint pen to fill in the Santa shape. A silver metallic paint pen to be more specific. It was like coloring for adults.

And who doesn’t love to color?


Isn’t it amazing? I’m so in love with him it’s ridiculous. And I feel like pictures just don’t quite do it justice. The metallic shimmer looks incredible and changes depending on the angle and lighting.


If you are loving that awesome print, you can find it here at Announced Design.


The only thing I had to buy for this project was two paint pens. I already had the mdf and paint. So I spent less than $5.00. Boo-yah! Take that Pottery Barn!



Until next time….







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