The National Trust really looks after her volunteers, we were taken on a jolly out at the end of summer and (Susan from Granny Smith's Quilting will recognise this image) we went to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Key places were identified with simple but perfect signs - number 17 - you have been snapped!
During this month of crafty nonsense, I have learnt a lot along the way and I have enjoyed crafting and sharing, however there are a couple of my tutorials that I absolutely adore and these little chaps are my utter utter favourites - I hope you love them too :)
Tomte driftwood santas
You will need ...
Small pieces of driftwood
Acrylic paints - red, white, black, pink
1. Prepare your drift wood - ensure not sandy, saturated or too brittle. The ideal would be to have aged looking wood which is light and easy to work with
3. Once the white is dry, paint, in pink, a softly square face shape (either with a ready made pink or mix the red and white to a suitable shade)
4. Paint the top part of the wood in red - this will be the hat
5. When the face has dried, dawb a couple of cheery cheeks (I was inspired by the 'Nutcracker Soldier')
6. When the face has dried, paint eyes in a variety of expressions - in black
7. Using the white, give each little tomte/santa a lovely twirly mustache, a 'pompom' at the top of his hat and a thicker white 'fluffy' border at the base of his hat8. When the mustaches are dry, add the final touch of nose and mouth
Then, do a happy dance, feel free to clap your hands and squeal (coz I did) !
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I would love to see your tomte - santas :)