Santa Photos

Photos with Santa are a traditional part of Christmas. I’ve taken Kate’s photo with Santa at least twice this year alone and I know she’s also seen him with her mom and dad.

I don’t actually remember visiting Santa, but this photo reminds me that I did indeed see Santa as a child. I don’t remember what I said to Santa, but I think I might have asked for a doll or a doll bed because I remember putting a doll to sleep on a little bed. I love that photos, like a classic photo with Santa, bring Christmas memories. I love the memories I associate with my photos.

ArtPlay Palette Auriferous is a perfect vintage palette for an old photo. I began by clipping two copies of transfer 1 which I merged together, one on linear burn at 50% and the other on normal at 100%. I used a small brush to fill in a couple of places on the mask so that the photo was clear. I could also have used one of the brushes from ArtsyPaint No. 8 as a mask.

Next I placed artsy paper 1 and lined up my photo and merged copies of transfer 1 with the shape on the paper.

I then placed the layers from file 1 from MultiMedia Holiday No. 3. I substituted the lace stocking from the artplay palette because it worked with the lace on the outfit my sister and I were wearing in our photo with Santa.

To pull the eye from left to right, I added a green button from the artplay palette and tacked it down with a thread, repeating the light green. I applied a wood style to the title to tie it with the little wooden stocking and the tones in the photo.



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  1. Deborah Brown

    Love your work and the way you present your tutorial. Thank you for taking the time to do this. And, I really, really love the lacy stocking. Merry Christmas to you!


  2. Poinsignon Corinne

    Thank you for this tutorial and Thank you for sharing Linda, great job!

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