Hello there! This past week or so I’ve been playing around with the new Tim Holtz die set, Jolly St. Nick. He is just adorable! I made two St. Nick’s, one in his traditional red suit, and one in PJ’s. PJ Santa got up during the night to get some hot cocoa, and is checking out the weather as he passes by the window. If that snow keeps up, he’s going to need Rudolph to lead his sleigh.
My project started as a card, but after adding an arm to Santa on the left side to hold his candle (Frightful Things die set), it needed to be bigger than the 6×6 below, so I decided to make a home décor piece instead.
After I was done with Santa, I started on the window (BIGZ Window Frame), first embossing my white paper with the Lumber 3-D Texture Fades embossing folder. After cutting it out, I colored with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Dox Sprays, and used Distress crayons in between layers: Picket Fence, Black Soot and Walnut Stain. I wanted the window to look old and worn, like the “wallpaper” behind him.
My snowy window frame was made by blending Black Soot DOX and Chipped Sapphire DI. Next, I used white acrylic spray paint, then white gesso, to create the snow. After that I used Wow Ultra High Opaque Bright White embossing powder, and the last step was adding Ranger Frosted Crystal Antiquities embossing powder. The little candles are from the Festive Things die set.
I picked up a frame at the Dollar Store and it wasn’t bad looking, but I didn’t care for the brassy color for my project. I applied numerous layers of Prima Art Alchemy Metallique waxes: Brushed Iron, Rich Copper and White Gold. On the corners, I added Distress Glitter Dust (Vintage Platinum). On the two corners, I used Festive Greens and Holiday Greens (Mini), blinging it up a bit with Christmas Red Stickles.
I inked a Christmas Quote Chip with Vintage Photo DOX and splattered with white acrylic spray. Santa really loves a White Christmas.
All of the papers used were from my stash. To make the “wallpaper” look worn, I sanded it and inked with Vintage Photo DOX. Santa’s hair and beard were inked with Hickory Smoke DI. His jammies were inked with Aged Mahogany DI and I outlined the various pieces a bit with my Pitt Big Brush Artist pen (Nougat).
Thanks for stopping by for a look. Here’s a few more pics of Santa because I can’t resist that cute face!
Playing along with: