Day One_Santa’s Summer Workshop 2014

Project ONE: Elf Door Hanger

Santas Workshop Door Hanger Day lo res

The lessons are divided into smaller segments so you can easily find topics.  I recommend that you watch the lessons in numerical order so you can see the project from start to finish. Of course, you can always go back and watch them over as many times as you need to in order to grasp the skill being demonstrated. The time it will take to watch each video varies from lesson to lesson, and is shown in parenthesis () after each video link.

It is recommended that you let the video load completely in the browser window before you attempt to play it.  Be patient, this may take a few minutes.  It will depend on the speed of your computer and the speed of your internet connection.

NOTE: To view each video, click on the links below. The video will open in a new window. Close the window to return to this page.

Video 1: Elf Door hanger: Creating the main shape using stencils; shading tips (4:19)
Video 2: Using background stencils with multiple colors; transferring the pattern, basecoat the main character (10:35)
Video 3:  Adding a back-to-back floats; shading and blending (11:30)
Video 4: Highlighting and more shading–shading flesh; “outfit” details: dots (12:31)
Video 5: Stripe  and line work; adding a face, hair (9:45)
Video 6:  New idea for adding lettering: oil Sharpie paint pen; final details (12:10)

This technique can be used with all kinds of characters and for all different seasons.  Make it work for you and make decorating hats and clothing a breeze.