Popping in with a fun Christmas project today. I can't stop painting Salvaged Snowmen so I decided I better start making a few projects to use them on!
I have used a Mini Etcetera Tag to create my little Christmas scene. Follow along and I'll give you a few tips on how I made it.
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As I said, I used a Mini Etcetera Tag as the substrate. I love this size and the fact that you get four in one pack.
I also cut out the snowcap I created earlier and added it to the front of the ledge with Collage Medium.
One thing you won't notice in the picture is that I sanded off a bit of the snowman's booty so he sits flat against the back. I used a face mask since he's made of resin and just rubbed it back and forth over the sand paper a few times. This also helped him to fit on the narrow ledge much better.
I colored the Story Stick with Mowed Lawn Distress Crayon and added it to the scene with a Foam Square that had been trimmed.
I used a small brush to add the Distress Paint colors to the Snowman (Candied Apple, Black Soot and Evergreen Bough) and then let him dry. I scribbled a bit of Walnut Stain Distress Crayon on my craft sheet and picked it up with a damp paint brush so I could paint it over the body to age it.
Once dry I added Glossy Accents over the top and sprayed Clear Rock Candy over the body using my Glitter Duster!
I created the "snow" for the ledge using my scratch tool and a small pieces of Warm and Natural (cotton batting sold in fabric stores). Cut small pieces and scratch over it till it shreds and becomes fluffy. Add the glue to the surface and then place the "snow" over it. I have also added wisps to the twigs and used my Craft Pick to push it into the tiny tree.
I love this little tag - it would be an easy gift to make for a friend or neighbor and since the tags come in 4's and the snowmen come in 2's it's easy to create more than one. I tell you once you paint the Salvaged Snowman you just want to paint another!
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Now carry on,