What you will need:
Purchased or woodworker homemade wood calander with small doors (see picture of the one I purchased at Michaels).
A tray (I recycle produce trays)
Magazines or newspapers to protect your working surface
White Gesso (for Acrylic paints):
2. Once the Gesso dries, begin painting your image with the colors of acrylic paint that you desire.This is the Santa I painted before I shaded the figure. However, you may not want to add shade and leave yours like this.
Ho, HO, hO... ;-D
3. Inside each little door, put some goodies for the kids to find each day:
Behind each door is a small surprise:4. This year, I purchased three small trees (One for each child):
In their Advent Calander they will find not only candy and small toys, but tiny ornaments for their tree as well. ;-)I wanted to do something new and different and came up with this idea. ;0)
And now our new one:
I just love the holidays. This time of year is so special. I am becoming more aware of how quickly the kids are growing up, so I am wanting to grab the fun before Kid-time ends, as they one by one leave the nest bound for college. ;-)
Happy Holidays, and a Merry Christmas!