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Going Graffiti with Santa’s Sleigh

Going Graffiti with Santa's Sleigh

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.


Going Graffiti with Santa's Sleigh

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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  • Ruth L December 8, 2014, 5:04 pm

    Yeeha, that’s a COOL Santa sled, love the idea!

  • Sylvia Tabor December 8, 2014, 5:46 pm

    Love, LOVE, this neon painted sleigh!!! Ya did Santy proud on this one! !! All those years of riding in that red one has got to be B O R I N G!!! Hop in Santy, this is the new you! !!

  • Maria McGuire December 8, 2014, 9:50 pm

    Every year I wait to see how you are going to make something “FUNky” for Christmas because it puts a smile on my face. This year is no different! Great recycle!!!!!

  • Corrine December 9, 2014, 3:18 pm

    It’s so your style! I have boxes in the barn that are going to sit for a while and may just get donated!

  • Don Kennedy December 9, 2014, 3:37 pm

    I love your color choice and the Deco Media Line is fun stuff. I have few that I got from a sample sale and have used them. I is sometimes hard to find the cool stuff.

  • Judy Shea December 9, 2014, 4:58 pm

    Now, that’s a rockin Santa. Love it.