I painted the latest Santa after cutting holes in his beard. I thought since I am having so much fun with this one try something new with the paint, not earth shattering just new. So I mixed in some metal flake paint into the color to give the cap some shimmer. It works well because it seems you don't notice as much till the ornament is next to a light source. This might add a nice effect on the tree as this is a Christmas ornament.