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Hand Painted Christmas Sign

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

At a Glance:

#6193 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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  • Ceramcoat Select Logo
  • Delta Logo
supplies

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Antique Gold, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.49
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Green Isle, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.49
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Brown Velvet, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.49
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - White, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.49
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Black, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.49
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Opaque Red, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.49
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Light Foliage Green, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.49
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Glitter Red, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Delta Ceramcoat ® Varnishes - Exterior/Interior - Satin, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $11.09
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Delta Ceramcoat ® Sealers - All-Purpose, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

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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