In our Santa ornament series we're bringing some of our favorite Santas from Jo Sonja's 50 year treasury of whimsical design. This first series is Folk Art Santa's, and there will be many other designs, both historical and new, added as we go along. Also look for other new series coming soon!
Another wonderful outlet for our creative journey, each ornament is done out of mdf and laser cut with intricate detail. The patterns are etched on the surface for ease of painting. If you prefer to not use the etching, it can be painted over with Gesso or Texture paste and then the pattern can be applied - as you prefer.
Well here he is, Elves and all! The original version is a plate with toys all around the edge - Packet JP3208. In this ornament version I added the elves to his side just to change it up a little. If you have that packet already then you have the instruction for painting this design and can just purchase the blank. If you need the instruction for this Santa then there is an option listed below that is available for that as well.
Toybox Santa is 5 1/2" tall by 4 1/4" wide.
Painting medium of choice
Clear Glaze Medium
Texture Paste (optional)
Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors
Aqua or Celadon
Flesh mix - Unbleached Titanium + Russet + touch of Yellow Oxide.
Dark red mix - Red Violet + Brown Earth, maybe a touch of Diox Purple.
Black mix - Blue Violet + Diox Puirple.
Grey mix - Antique Green + Yellow Oxide + Unbleached Titanium.
Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#2-3 rounds, #2,4,6 filbert - Basic painting.
#1-2 short liner - Fine details.
3/8” Oval Wash - Use to base larger areas, glazes or apply Retarder Medium.
3/4” mop - Brush out Retarder or glaze
1/2” Oval Wash - Wonderful to varnish cut-outs