Mismatched Flatware Santa

Do you have mismatched, leftover silverware laying around? Don't trash or donate it! Transform it!
Start by using needle nose pliers to bend the handle of your flatware. It can be hard to do so you may need to incorporate some muscles :)
Paint the skin and then the red hat areas. Be sure to let each section dry before you move on to the next. This is critical. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the process, but be sure not to blow to hard directly on the paint because it will move your paint around!
Next, using a very small brush paint the whites of the eyes. With a larger brush you can paint the fluff of the hat and the base of the beard. Once dry using a small brush again paint the blacks of the eyes.
For the cheeks use a slightly watered streak of pinkish red. Clean your brush and while the brush is damp run it over the pink to flush out the cheeks. Once dry use a 1/4" brush loaded with white paint, lightly dipped into gray. With a big swoosh, paint the top portion of the mustache, painting up to the eyes and covering the cheeks. Then fill it in.
I tweaked my Santa by adding a white dot to his eye for a twinkle. I dry brushed some extra white in his hat and beard. Then I painted a fine glitter coat over the whole thing for touch of shimmer. I sealed it with a high coat paint for a beautiful sheen. I often add a very small amount of brown to the gloss coat for an aged effect.
Here are a few more spoon paintings I did, You can check them out on my blog Hunt & Host. You have to see what I did with some old tools for Christmas! I would love to have you over for a visit!
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  • Ginger Ginger on Nov 07, 2015
    Did I miss something. What kind of paint did you use ?

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