I have decided to use it or lose it (which means donate) all the stuff I have been saving for the “right” or “perfect” idea. This fun wooden sleigh has been in my Christmas stash for almost a decade. It is time to use it or pass it on to someone else. My purple hat Santa needed a sleigh to match his style so I decided to leave the traditional look of a sled and go for something with a touch of graffiti.
I started with a coat of DecoArt’s black gesso which let me play with their interference colors. If you haven’t used interference colors they grab the light in very cool ways (but are very tough to photograph).
In the video, I detail my way of prepping the wood…and professional wood types should not watch…then with my usual precision, I used the fluid acrylics to get all sorts of color all over the sled.
Watch Santa’s Sled Goes Graffiti Style on YouTube.
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