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This Way to Santa's Workshop

Americana® Acrylics

This Way to Santa's Workshop
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This Way to Santa's Workshop

designed by DecoArt Design Team

This vintage-inspired sign, in Americana Acrylics, is a unique take on Christmas decor.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Santa Red (DA170)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Americana® Primer & Sealer (DS17)
  • DuraClear® Satin Varnish (DS21)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • #2 round brush
  • 220-grit sandpaper
  • foam brush
  • 16" wooden songbird arrow (Michaels #046308272497)
  • pencil or letter stencil
  • protective surface for painting


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Mix Santa Red and Multi-Purpose Sealer 1:1. Using the foam brush, apply two coats of the mixture onto wooden arrow, allowing to dry between coats.
  2. Using the #2 round brush, apply two coats of Snow White onto the trim of the arrow. (If a little paint gets onto the edges, it can easily be removed when distressing later on in process.)
  3. For lettering, use computer to make a pattern with font of your choice. Trace and transfer lettering or use a stencil. Load the #2 round brush and Snow White to paint letters onto the sign. Allow to dry completely.
  4. Using 220 grit sandpaper, gently sand edges of sign and surface. (The more you sand, the more distressed the sign will appear.)
  5. Wipe the sign with a damp paper towel to remove excess dust.
  6. Wash the foam brush. Apply a thin layer of DuraClear Satin Varnish to the entire surface and allow to dry.


Rustic style is not meant to be perfect. Worn edges and imperfections create character within piece.