Meet my Snowman!
Good afternoon everyone,
I hope you are all having a fab day, what amazing weather!!! I am relaxing at the computer while I listen to the Mamma Mia soundtrack and updating my blog, all of which I am enjoying. Poppy is also peaceful and relaxed so all is good.
I ventured into the Craft Room this week and instead of doing the work I should have been doing, this project kind of distracted me a little.
I had been inspired by some ideas I had seen on pinterest and decided I had to have a go!
The first picture shows what I started with, he is mdf/wood and is about 150cm tall. I painted the back and the sides of the Snowman and the scarf with the Latte Acrylic paint - a little softer in colour than cream. I didn't paint the front of the Snowman or the back of the scarf. I coloured the front of the hat with a Memento black marker but I will have to use Black Acrylic paint the next time as it turned a little pink when I added the modge podge - Ooops!
I then used Book Binding glue to glue the music paper to the front, I spent quite a while smoothing the front to make sure it had no bubbles. I think the reason for this was that my book binding glue had been sitting for a little while and was a little thick.
I actually left it overnight although you do not have to do this, you just need to wait for about half and hour or possibly less until it is dry. I then filed around the edges with a large emery board. I had to fix up some little bits of wood with paint when I was finished but thankfully not too many.
I wasn't originally going to use Glitter Modge Podge but decided as it would be for Christmas, I would just have to add a bit of sparkle! I have used Glitter Modge Podge on the Snowman, the scarf and the hat. I used the modge podge to glue it all together instead of tacky glue. I always worry tacky glue will not hold it although it probably would.
The carrot nose is a Dress It Up button, unfortunately there are all different sizes in the packet but hopefully I will be able to use them all. To finish him off I added glitter holly and a berry to the hat and a glitter snowflake to the scarf. I do love Snowflakes!
I also love googly eyes and really love these ones with the eyelashes, unfortunately when it was finished I noticed one of the black pieces in one of the eyes is stuck so Mr Snowman looks a little drunk, lol.
However I am happy with my completed project and am going to order some more as I have a blue music paper in my craft stash.
I hope you all have an absolutely fantastic evening. I am going to send some emails, update Facebook and Twitter (which I still can't fathom) and list a few bits and pieces on eBay.
As always please don't be afraid to get in contact if you have any queries.
I will be back soon.
Bye for now.
Take care, Heather
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