Vintage Sleds Painting Tutorial

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I was able to snag a couple vintage sleds from my parent's farm before Christmas. One was the kind with metal runners and a steering mechanism and the other was a small toboggan. These wooden sleighs had been in storage for who knows how many decades. I cleaned them with water and lightly sanded the wood before I started painting.
As you can watch in the video tutorial, painting the pine trees was not all that hard. The brush stroke used is a simple dabbing motion and you just repeat that in varying shades of evergreen or white.
The hand-lettered toboggan I wrote freehand and then shadowed the text. I usually shadow on the right side and bottom of each bold, capital letter. I used a black paint pen rather than a brush to make this process easier and more precise!
Then I simply stapled on real evergreens and painted pinecones as embellishments.
Here's how they turned out!
My favorite is definitely the pine tree forest one! You can also find tutorials for how to make that planter/topiary display and the red twig dogwood wreath on my Facebook page. Instead of lights and lots of Santa red, I decided to go with more subtle and handmade decor pieces for our front entrance this year.
Please comment below what you think and visit my blog to see more of my Christmas decor in the 2017 Holiday Home Tour.
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