Picture of Jolly Ol Elf Santa Ornament

Jolly Ol Elf Santa Ornament

Bring to life everyone’s favorite man in a red suit with some Duncan® Concepts color and the Duncan® Oh Four® Santa ornament. This jolly fella is fun to create and will look great on your tree for years to come.

  1. Wipe Santa with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Transfer pattern to Santa using pencil and tracing paper.
  3. Paint three coats of Light Pink to Santa’s face. Let dry.
  4. Dilute some Dark Scarlet and dot cheeks and add a dab for lips.
  5. Brush three coats Dark Scarlet to Santa’s hat, nose and suit. Refer to photo.
  6. Brush three coats Bright Saffron to belt buckle.
  7. Brush two coats Black to boots and belt strap.
  8. Dot two eyes with Black using handle end of brush.
  9. Dilute Black to a gray color and make lines through whiskers, shadow under cuffs, detail in belt buckle and line for thumbs.
  10. Add a small amount of Black to the Dark Scarlet and add a line under whiskers and jacket. Let dry thoroughly.
  11. Brush a coat of Pure Brilliance to front and back of ornament. Let dry.
  12. Stilt on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Paper towels
  • Clear adhesive-backed shelf paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors