Monday, July 14, 2014

Red, White and Beautiful Snowman

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.


I also cut out a medallion diecut, assemble and glue to the top of the candy drawer along with a snowflake diecut. Then I adhered the head on top of the snowflake. I also added a snowflake and button to the drawer to top it off. Now all I have to do is fill it up with goodies when Christmas rolls around and give it to that someone special. :-)


Supplies Used:

Sizzix: Eileen Hull's: Candy Drawer Diecut, Medallion Diecut
Paper Studio Scrapbook Paper
Smooth Foam 1 1/2" Ball
Gesso
White, Pink and Black Acyclic Paint
Antique Mod Podge
Button
Glitter
Orange Sculpey Clay
Robin's Nest: Black Dew Drops
Tim Holtz: Tinsel Twine
Chalk Ink 

If you have any questions about this project let me know. Please be sure to stop by Eileen Hull's Art with Heart Challenge and check out what everyone else has created and there is also time to still play along!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!



6 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, the snowman sitting on the top is such a wonderful touch. I adore his hat and the added snowflakes. Lovely design. Thanks so much for joining in the Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge, lovely to have you playing along. Tracy x

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  2. I just LOVE your glittery snowman head with his tall cap - he looks wonderful on top of your pretty box!

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