Santa Ornament

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Project by Joe0907 posted 03-29-2012 07:04 PM 950 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this Santa ornament this past Christmas for my first Christmas tree (I’m going to take a better picture later – this one is from my phone in terrible light).

It’s made from oak (did a number on my knives), finished with 1 coat clear paint, diluted acrylic paints, and then a mixture of boiled linseed oil, mineral spirits, and burnt umber oil paint to give it an aged look.

I’m planning on making a few more to give as gifts this year. I’ll post them as they come along.

EDIT: I uploaded 4 other pictures of the ornament. The 4th image shows the oak grain close up, which is one of my favorite aspects of the piece (unfortunately, it also shows my poor painting skills).

-- Joe

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#1 posted 03-29-2012 07:30 PM

Great looking ornament.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 03-29-2012 10:39 PM

Thanks, Mike!

-- Joe

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 03:17 AM

Nice carving.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 03:58 PM

Thanks, Martin

-- Joe

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#6 posted 03-31-2012 01:10 AM

Thanks, Lidiya. Your caricatures are great!

-- Joe

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