Monday, December 28, 2015

Rustic Snowman by Lynne

Hi! Let's make one thing clear. Although I love snowmen, I am NOT a fan of snow at all! I'm really enjoying our mild green Christmas here in southwestern Ontario and I probably should have asked Gina to custom-design a "let it MELT" word piece for my project!! However I had a wonderful time creating this little guy and I thought the word piece from the Winter Shape Set suited him perfectly!

I used the Artist Trading Blocks and covered each of them with torn paper using Mod Podge for a collage effect then attached them in a stack.I brushed the surface randomly with a little more Podge and sprinkled clear glass glitter on it. The word piece was painted with acrylic paint then stamped and heat-embossed with clear embossing powder. The snowflake on that  piece and on the hat were painted .white then sprinkled with the glass glitter.

The tree was painted then stamped and heat-embossed and then I tried out a really cool product that was new to me - the Marvy Uchida Snow pen! I drew the snow on with the pen then let it sit for a few minutes before applying the heat tool and voila - 3D puffy snow! Now I want to run around putting (pretend) snow on everything!

The eyes are adhesive pearls coloured with a Sharpie and the arms are little branches from one of the sycamore trees in my yard; the hat and scarf were rescued from a worn out snowman decoration I had.

Whether you're up to your waist in the cold white stuff or baking in summer heat (or anywhere in between) I hope you enjoyed my little snowman. Have a super day and thanks for stopping by!

Gypsy Soul Items Used
Artist Trading Blocks
Winter Shape Set
Pine Tree Shape Set