Buttons Snowman ⛄️

christmas snowman winter Dec 06, 2023

We are using a large 8x16 canvas to create a snowman art piece! This one is great for the holiday and winter season! I'll show you how to paint this from start to finish as well as add some fun embellishments, like real buttons, glass, and floral pick elements.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your snowman onto your canvas with a stylus. I am going to sketch mine out, but you can use the tracer if you would like to.

Next, I'm going to add a coat of white paint to my snowman and a coat of black paint to his hat. Dry with a heat tool.

Paint his scarf with Cherry Red paint and paint the nose with Red Spice. Dry again with a heat tool.

Let's add details! Add a quick coat of white on the snowman and add Slate Grey paint around the edges to add some shadowing. Add a second coat of black paint to the hat and then add in white for highlights. For the nose, I'll add more Red Spice and then Burnt Umber for shadows and white for highlights. Finally, for the scarf, I'll add another coat of Cherry Red and then add white and black paint for shadows and highlights. I'll also lightly paint on some fringe on the edges of my scarf. 

Take a round brush and paint the eyes and mouth with some black paint. These do not need to be perfect circles at all. Then, take some white paint and add some highlights to each circle. Dry with a heat tool.

I'll paint my background with some white paint and then add in Calypso Blue. 

Take a graphic pen and add in some detail lines. Outline your snowman, and his features, and add in some lines to your scarf fringe. 

Now, let's add our glass and goodies! I have some black classic glass that I'll add to my snowman's mouth. (We'll add more after resin!)

We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Pour the resin onto your glass and spread it onto your canvas using your gloved fingers or brush.

Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times! Then, I'll add on some fun oversized buttons (mine came from Hobby Lobby fabric department) and some floral pick elements for the hat. Finally, I'll sprinkle Crystal Luster seed beads on his hat, scarf, and nose. 

If you don’t want to miss my Facebook LIVE art instruction, make sure you are on my texting list. I always text 10 minutes before I’m going to go LIVE, so you won’t ever miss it. You can text “Hey Cindy” to 901-519-2923.

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