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Hand Painted Christmas Sign

By: Chris ThorntonDeason
Chris ThorntonDeason
Chris ThorntonDeason

Chris Thornton-Deeson has always felt her artistic ability was greatly influenced by being raised in Alaska. It was dark when she went to school and dark when she came home. Being one of three children in a very small house, her mother always kept her and her siblings “occupied” at the kitchen table with a variety of art projects—this, her mother claims, saved her sanity.

She also feels that much of her ability is inherited. A display of artwork painted by five generations—with pieces from her grandmother, grandfather, mother, and children—adorns the walls of her living room. 

Chris worked for Delta for 15 years as a Royal ambassador. She has written 42 painting books and numerous articles. 

Ring in the holidays with this beautiful hand painted Christmas sign.
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Supplies

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Antique Gold, 2 oz.
Item #020020202W
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$1.49

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Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Green Isle, 2 oz.
Item #020080202W
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$1.49

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Brown Velvet, 2 oz.
Item #021090202W
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$1.49

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - White, 2 oz.
Item #025050202W
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$1.49

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Black, 2 oz.
Item #025060202W
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$1.49

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Opaque Red, 2 oz.
Item #025070202W
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$1.49

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Light Foliage Green, 2 oz.
Item #025370202W
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$1.49

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Glitter Red, 2 oz.
Item #03003
Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint is excellent on wood, paper mache, poster board, plaster, terracotta, canvas and much more. All Ceramcoat ® Acrylic paints are non-toxic and water-based.

$2.59

Delta Ceramcoat ® Varnishes - Exterior/Interior - Satin, 8 oz.
Item #070038
Delta Ceramcoat ® Mediums, Sealers and Varnishes are specially formulated to help preserve and enhance your paint projects. Our variety of formulas ensures a sturdy finish, whether your project was painted on wood, paper mache, poster board, plaster, terracotta, canvas and much more.

$11.09

Delta Ceramcoat ® Sealers - All-Purpose, 2 oz.
Item #070050200W
For use on most porous and non-porous surfaces. This sealer creates a non-porous protective barrier that requires fewer coats of paint. Using this creates a slight texture or "tooth" for easier paint adhesion. Ideal for wood, paper mache, terra cotta, plaster, resin and bisque.

$2.99

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc.
Item #50536
Assortment of brushes from small to large makes it easy to paint any art project!

$7.99

Other Supplies
“J O Y” Letters (ours came from Walmart)
Plaid layered owl cutout
No. 14 Flat brush
Palette paper or foam plate
Paper towels
Brush basin or container for water
Tracing paper
Transfer paper
Stylus
Painters tape or stencil tape
150-200 Grit sandpaper
2 yds. of red 20 gauge wire
Fast-drying white craft glue or hot glue and glue gun

Instructions

Preparation Instructions

  1. Apply an even coat of All Purpose Sealer to all wood surfaces. Allow to dry.
  2. Sand with fine grit (150-200) sandpaper.
  3. Trace both the owl and holly patterns onto tracing paper.

Painting Instructions

Letters

  1. Begin by painting the "J" and "Y" Light Foliage Green using a No. 14 flat paintbrush.
  2. Using the same brush, paint the "O" White; allow to dry.
  3. Secure the holly pattern to the "O" with tape; then neatly transfer the pattern to the prepared surface using transfer paper and a stylus. 

Holly

  1. Using the No. 2 flat, paint all holly leaves Light Foliage Green and allow to dry.
  2. Next, paint one vertical half of the holly leaf Green Isle; refer to photo for color placement.
  3. Using the No. 1 liner, paint all stems Brown Velvet.
  4. To paint the holly berries, apply dots of Opaque Red using the handle end of your paintbrush. 
  5. Highlight each berry by adding a small White dot.

Owl

  1. Paint the top layer of the owl wood cutout White.
  2. Create a light gold paint mixture by adding 1 part Antique Gold to 4 parts White.
  3. Load a No. 8 flat paintbrush with the light gold mixture and paint the bottom layer of the owl cutout and allow to dry.
  4. Secure the owl pattern to the wood cutout with tape; then neatly transfer the pattern to the prepared surface using transfer paper and a stylus.
  5. Using a No. 2 flat, paint the owl's feet, feathers, circles around the eyes and points on the head Antique Gold.
  6. Paint a Brown Velvet beak using a No. 1 liner.
  7. Still using the No. 1 liner loaded with Brown Velvet, paint detail lines to the wings, and loops around the eyes.  Add Brown Velvet dots to the stroke work at the top of the head.
  8. Paint Black pupils with a White highlight using the No. 1 liner.
  9. Follow instructions above to paint the holly leaves and berries.

To Finish

  1. Glue the owl to the "Y" using either fast drying white craft glue or hot glue. 
  2. Brush on a couple coats of Satin Varnish as desired using the No. 14 flat brush allowing each coat to thoroughly dry before applying the next.
  3. Apply Glitter Red to the berries using the No. 1 liner.
  4. Create two wire wrapped bows by wrapping red wire (as if you were making a figure 8) between the thumb and the middle finger holding fingers about 3" apart and leaving a tail approximately eight inches long; wrap one of the tails around the center of the bow about 4 times to secure.  Cut the second tail similar in length to the first tail.  Individually wrap the tails around the end of a paintbrush to curl. Slide off the brush handle and glue in place; refer to photo for placement.
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