Snowballs for Sale Snowman ☃️

snowman winter Dec 07, 2022
 

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...

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Christmas Manger

christmas Nov 22, 2022
 

I am using a 6x12 canvas to create a beautiful Christmas manger scene with a night sky. We'll add some goodies like clear glass, seed beads, and some glass strips to create the star over the manger. Such a perfect piece for Christmas! 

First, we are going to start by painting our background blue - I am using Deep Midnight and Prussian Blue. I'll also add in some black paint. I am also painting the sides of my canvas. 

Then, I'm going to take some white to blend with my blue. I am just creating a swirly circle right where my manger will be. I'll also add some white to the bottom of my canvas too. Let dry.

Now, we are going to splatter! Take a little bit of white paint and add some water so it is a watery mix. Use an old toothbrush, dip it into the mixture, and run your finger along the bristles to create splatters on your canvas. Let dry.

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place transfer paper underneath, and trace your manger scene with a...

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Christmas Tree 🎄

christmas winter Nov 16, 2022
 

We are creating a simple and beautiful Christmas Tree out of a green votive candle. We'll be using an 8x10 canvas for this and adding candle glass nips, beads, acrylic paint, and more. This is a great way to use a cheap or broken candle votive in a festive and creative way - perfect for beginners too!

First, we will start by painting our background with Anita's White, Anita's Metallic White, and a tiny bit of Sky Blue.

Then, I'm going to take some Traditional Burnt Umber to paint on my tree trunk. Let dry.

I grabbed a green votive candle holder for 3 bucks and cut some glass nips from it. I'm using wheel knippers from Home Depot. Hold your vase sideways and cut around. You will get a curved shape kind of like a tree branch! Use a honing stone to dull your points.

I lined my pieces up by size and I'll just arrange my glass pieces onto my canvas to create a tree. I'm going to use a tiny bit of tacky glue to keep them in place. I'm also going to add some clear glass to the bottom...

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Christmas Candle

christmas Nov 09, 2022
 

This is a super simple Christmas candle - it is just a rectangle! We are using a 6x12 canvas, but you can use whatever size you would like. We will be adding lots of fun goodies and glass as well as some acrylic paint. Let's get started! 

I am painting my background with white and a light blue called Waterfall. 

I'm going to mark where my candle flame will be. I'm going to add a little bit of Metallic Gold paint. Dip it into the gold and swirl it onto your plate. I want this to just be a light glow on the canvas, just plaint a circle around where your flame will be.

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

Next, I'm going to paint my candle with Cherry Red. Then, I'm going to add some brown to my canvas with a liner brush to create my little evergreen branches. I'll also paint the melted tip of my candle with white paint and the flame with Metallic Gold. Also, add...

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Snowman Hat ☃️

christmas winter Nov 02, 2022
 

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....

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Stenciled Pumpkin 🎃

fall pumpkin Oct 26, 2022
 

I love making pumpkins, and this is a super fun one with lots of glass, seed beads, and stenciling! I'm making this on a 10x10 canvas and I will show you exactly how I made this stenciled pumpkin that is perfect for the fall season. 

First, paint your background with white paint and add a little bit of Hauser Light Green. Try to focus your color on the upper portion of your canvas since your pumpkin will be towards the bottom.

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

I'm going to use Spiced Pumpkin, Toasted Terracotta, and Gilded Oak to paint my pumpkin. I'm going to paint each pumpkin section. I will start with the Spiced Pumpkin and add highlighting and definition with the other colors. I'm also painting the stem with brown, green, and white paint. I'm also painting a green leaf with light green, dark green, and white. Let dry.

Now, we are going to stencil. I have this...

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Pumpkin Stack 🎃

fall pumpkin Oct 19, 2022
 

We are making this fun pumpkin stack on a 6x12 canvas with different colored pumpkins, lots of glass, and even some vitrigraph pieces. This is the perfect fall piece to make this month, and I love the way it all came together.

First, we are going to paint our background. I am using Anita's White as well as Hauser Green to create an abstract background. Let dry. 

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkins with a stylus onto the canvas. I am going to leave some space on the bottom for my glass and vitrigraph.

Now, it's time to paint! I am doing an orange, blue, and off-white pumpkin. I am painting my bottom pumpkin orange with Warm Sunset and Spiced Pumpkin as well as some white paint for highlights. 

My next pumpkin will be painted with Spa Blue and Mermaid Blue as well as some white paint for highlighting.

My last pumpkin will be painted with Vintage White as well as some Traditional Burnt Umber. Then,...

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Wooden Angels 😇

angel Oct 12, 2022
 

I grabbed these wooden angels from Hobby Lobby and knew I wanted to create something fun with it! This tutorial is really just me playing and adding fun stuff to these cute little angels. I am going to do a little bit of painting, adding glass, adding foil, and finishing it off with resin.

The first one I am painting a metallic purple color with some metallic teal on the body. Then, I'm painting the wings with Metallic Pearl. 

The next one, I am painting with a metallic pink - Rose Shimmer and the wings with the Metallic Pearl. I am taking some foil glue and painting that onto my angel. Let this dry. Then, rub your foil on your angel.

My next angel I am painting white. I have a stencil that I am going to use on this one's wings. Take a small stencil brush and apply some Metallic Pearl paint. Then, I am painting body gold. 

The next one I am painting with the Metallic Blue Lagoon and white wings.

My next angel is going to be painted with a silver color...

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Fall Leaves 🍁

fall Oct 05, 2022
 

We are using a 6x6 canvas today to create a simple fall scene complete with glass, green vitrigraph, pinecones, and acorns. There are all kinds of goodies in this piece and I can't wait to show you exactly how to make it! 

First, I am painting the background with white paint as well as light green. Let dry.

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

I'm making these fall leaves very colorful. I am using Cherry Red, Burnt Orange, Gilded Oak (dark mustard), Crocodile Green, and Burnt Umber. I am also using the brown on the stems. I am doing lots of blending on the leaves and just going back and forth between each color. Make sure you cover your tracer lines! Let dry.

Next, I will add details with my graphic pen. I am just outlining my leaves and stems with short strokes. 

Now it's time to add our glass and other goodies! I am adding green vitrigraph, some acorns and...

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Blue Velvet Pumpkin 💙

fall pumpkin Sep 28, 2022
 

Today we are using a 10x10 canvas to create this beautiful blue velvet pumpkin on a gold background. I started off by painting my background with black paint then I did three coats of gold paint - and this background is truly stunning! Let's continue by painting a blue pumpkin and adding some glass pieces (including a very cool glass stem!)

Grab the tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your pumpkin with a stylus onto the canvas. I'm going to use a piece of glass for my stem, so I'm going to skip tracing that.

Next, I am going to paint my pumpkin with Prussian Blue. I am painting one little section at a time. Let dry.

I will add another coat of the blue paint and also add some highlights and definition with black paint and white paint. Let dry.

Now I'm going the little spot where I am going to put my stem with Traditional Burnt Umber and Raw Umber brown paint. I am also going to add some champagne colored floral glass in the center too.

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