Hi everyone! I’m here to share my project for Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge and this month’s theme is Red, White and Beautiful. I didn’t do the traditional 4th of July summery project but I decided to “practice” making snowmen. I’ve been asked to participate in a craft show in September (which I’m still trying to decide do I really want to do it) and I had bought a 4 ft kinda of silvery/looks like it has turned (vintage looking) tinsel tree I bought at Hobby Lobby for 66% off, after Christmas, and with lights too. The tree reminds me of when I was little and would go to my great grandmother’s house for Christmas. She had a big silver tinsel tree with the color wheel and I would sit in front of it and watch it change different colors. So cool! 🙂 I plan on making snowmen to add to the tree along with some of my other ornaments I have collected through the years.
I decided to try out Eileen Hull’s candy drawer on this project. I started by cutting out the candy drawer from mattboard and then cut out the drawer again with scrapbook paper. I inked and adhered the scrapbook paper to the drawer. I then assembled and adhered the drawer together and let dry. I used a combination of Zip Dry glue and Mod Podge and cloths pin to hold it together until it dried.
The snowman head I gessoed, painted with white acrylic paint and once dried I lightly drawed out the placing of its eyes, nose and mouth. The mouth I painted on with black acrylic paint and added pink for the cheeks. I shaped and then baked the “carrot nose” according to the direction on the Sculpey Clay packaging. Then I glued two Black Dew Drops and the carrot nose to create his face.
I applied Antique Mod Podge to all of the snowman’s head…nose and eyes too…and then glittered him up. Also I painted two Snowflakes Chipboard Diecuts white and added glitter to them too.
I have drawn out my own pattern to created the hat for my snowman. I roll it up first to determine where I’m going to glue it and to make sure the size is right. Once I’ve got that right I glue together and then adhere the tinsel twine around the brim and then glue to the snowman’s head.