Red Mitten ❄️

christmas winter Nov 29, 2023

We are using an 8x10 canvas to create a fun Christmas scene of a mitten filled to the brim with lots of fun holiday pieces. I am going to show you how to paint this from start to finish as well as how to add glass and other goodies to your art piece. This is a fun simple project perfect for the holiday or winter season!

Let's start by painting our background with a coat of white paint. Then, I'm going to add in some Desert Turqoise, applying it in a curve going in one direction. I'll also add some more streaks of white to tone it down. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your mitten onto your canvas with a stylus.

Paint your mitten with Cherry Red and the cuff of your mitten with white paint. Next, we are going to work on our pine needles. I'm going to use Avocado mixed with water to create an inky consistency. Load your brush, twirl some off, and lightly paint your branch and add swoops of pine needles. Paint the middle branch too.

Add a second coat of red to your mitten and white to your cuff - and add some shadows and highlights as you go. I am using black to add some shadows and white to add highlights. I am also going to use a stylus to add some white dots to my mitten. Dry with a heat tool.

Now let's add our glass and goodies! I am adding a handful of Clear and Green Reflective glass. 

I also used a piece of plastic candy cane, an old mini tree ornament, a faux gingerbread cookie, red string beads, mini pine cones, snowflake stickers, and a small metal snowflake - all from Hobby Lobby. Use what you have and love!

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 sprinkle some Crystal Luster seed beads and bubbles.

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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