Shannon Berrey

Pottery Barns' Glitter Santa

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I've already shown you that I'm some what of a Santa copy-cat {this post}. But I love great ideas--I just
don't want to pay big $ to bring them into my home! And I love the challenge of de-mystifying some big box's artwork, explaining the 'how-to' and possibly encouraging others to unleash their creative inhibitions and just going for it!  

A couple of years ago Pottery Barn sold a large canvas with a Santa face done out of glitter. I can't
 remember his exact cost, but, it was at least $150. Do you remember him?

Their version was 52" square done in silver glitter on unstretched canvas.

And this is mine! I used a stretched  28"x36" canvas from Michaels and red Martha glitter. {Because
a lot of the areas are really small, I highly recommend using Marthas glitters because they are so fine}.


I printed off the Santa image from the PB site and enlarged it to about 8x11 to use as my guide.
 I sketched the shadows {thats really the only part that you draw} with a pencil. Then I used a small
paintbrush to paint on Elmers in small areas.   

Then I shook the glitter on and moved on to the next area.

Mr. Claus hangs on a chalkboard wall in my kids playroom. I love his 1960's pop-art feel.
If I keep it up, I might just end up with a Santa in every room of the house!! 

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courtneyoutloud commented on 14-Dec-2010 01:45 PM
i hate talented people :) wow - could have a cottage industry knocking off pottery barn items! can i place my order in for next year?
shannon berrey commented on 20-Dec-2010 07:56 AM
Thanks Courtney! Yes, let's put your order together!
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