Today we are making a cute little snowman hat with two red birds perched on the top. I'll be using some red flat beads for the birds, glass, seed beads, paint, and other goodies. We are all ready for the Christmas and Winter projects and this one is so fun and unique!
First, we are going to start by painting the background. I am using white and Spa Blue to cover my canvas. Let dry.
Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your hat and birds with a stylus onto the canvas.
Now, we are going to start painting! I am painting the hat with black paint and the band with red paint. I am also painting the birds red. Let dry and do a second coat for the red.
I am also going to add a tiny bit of white and black on the hat band for some highlights and shadowing. I am adding some white to the hat for some highlights too. Let dry.
I am going to take my flat red beads and paint the tiniest yellow beak on it with an eyelash brush. I am going to use a black Posca pen to draw on some eyes.
I'm going to use some tacky glue to secure the beads to my canvas.
I'm going to take some white paint and just dab on some snow onto the top of the hat, bill of the hat, and side of the hat. Let dry.
Next, I'll take my graphic pen and just outline everything with short strokes.
I'll add my little peppermint on the band of the hat with some tacky glue. I'll also add some clear glass to the bottom of my canvas.
Next, we will add resin. We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1 ounce 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!
I will also sprinkle some seed beads onto my piece. I am adding White Ceylon to my hat and sky to look like snow.
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