Today we have a cute little snowman that is going to be all glass! I cut a hat out of sheet glass, I have cardinal gemstones, and I have a glass scarf cut from a mercury glass vase. I have lots of other goodies to add to my canvas along with an adorable sign that says "Snowballs 4 Sale" and some crackle stenciling for the background. Let's get started!
We are using an 8x10 canvas. First, we are going to paint our background with white paint and then I'm going to add a light blue. I'll keep the bottom white for my snow. Let dry. Then, I'm going to take my crackle stencil and use a round brush to add Metallic White paint.
Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place transfer paper underneath, and trace your snowman scene with a stylus onto the canvas. Then, I'm going to paint my snowman white. Let dry and do a second coat of white. I'm also going to add a little bit of Oyster Beige for shadowing. Let dry.
Now, we are going to add our glass and goodies! I have a little chalkboard sign for my canvas. I am going to take a white paint pen and write "Snowballs 4 Sale: $1.00" I also have vitrigraph glass pieces for his arms.
I'm going to add tacky glue to the edges of my snowman to keep the glass on him. I'll cover him in Starfire glass. Then, I'll add the sheet glass black hat and white stripe as well as the cardinal sitting on his hat. I have some mercury glass pieces for his blue scarf and an orange piece of glass for his nose. Then, I have black pebbles for his mouth, eyes, and buttons. I also have white pearl beads for snowballs.
Next, we will add resin. We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 3 ounces of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Then, drizzle over your glass. Pour the remainder of resin onto your canvas and spread it using your gloved fingers or brush.
Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times!
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