Here's a window I painted last week for a local business. They were participating in a contest for downtown businesses...Best Christmas Window Display or somesuch thing. Anyway, they called me at the last minute and asked if I could do a nostalgic theme to set off their display inside the window.
This is what I came up with:
Lettering took the most time, but was not difficult. I created a pattern on large banner paper and taped it into place on the inside of the window. Then I just painted in the letters, (following the pattern) on the outside of the window. The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry in between the 3-4 coats. Tedious.
Painting "Garland" was really easy! I used three shades of green (Folk Art paints) and squooshed a chip brush randomly so that the bristles splayed out as I went. If you start with the darkest green first and then work your way to the lightest green, you can get some fun depth. Pinecones would have been a cute addition, but by that time, it was getting dark and cold!
The red "berries" are so easy, it's really child's play. Dip your fingertip into red paint, and then into some white and then tap into place. Vary the red and white amounts to make it interesting. (BTW, This is any easy way to paint grapes, using purples and burgundies...)
I heard that this window won one of the awards, perhaps "Best Last-Minute Decorating" and it was fun to do! It put me in the holiday spirit!