Let’s Paint a Snowman
Are you ready for some more painting fun?
We have had our first snowfall already but there wasn’t quite enough to build a snowman.
So the next best thing is to paint one or two….
So Let’s Paint a Snowman!
I shared a basic snowman tutorial last January and now I have a couple more.
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I painted these on little pieces of scrap wood but you could paint them on little canvas’. They come in multi-packs and end being about $3 each, I tried to link to ones that had better reviews. Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s also carry these, if you have a good coupon then you can really save.
DecoArt Americana Paints
Donna Dewberry One Stroke Scruffy Brush
Note: the set linked to above has a script liner in it, I am just so ham handed I need a much skinnier one so I linked to the skinnier one below but you could do just fine with the one in the Donna Dewberry set. The flat brushes you will need are also in the set above.
You do not have to use these exact colors but it is what I used for this project, you can switch out the colors to please yourself. Plaid Folkart, DecoArt Americana and Delta Ceramcoat are all good quality craft paints and will give good coverage. The brands like Apple Barrel etc are less pigmented and may cause frustration when they do not cover as well. Just a friendly FYI.
I also really enjoy using the Multi-Surface paints, they have a satin finish whearas the regular craft paint is more matte.
I painted the background of my blocks with the Sky Blue. Let it dry. To speed up the drying, use your blow dryer.
As you can see I tamped in some of the Titanium White with my scruffy brush in a circle shape, or part of one. I have my snowman peeking in from the corner. The video I have included at the bottom of this post is of another snowman but the technique is the same.
Also in the video I show you an alternative method of tamping in the white paint for the snowman.
I sketched on a bucket shape for his hat and where I want his nose and eyes.
Using black and white on a flat brush brush I fill in the bucket, I brushed in the strokes letting the paint streak.
I fill it all in and blend the colors a bit more by stroking back over it. I add a couple of lighter lines with the chisel edge of my brush to be the ridges on the bucket.
With my liner I paint on the handle of the bucket in a mix of black and white paint.
I decided my bucket was much to dark and added in some streaky white to lighten it, then added some darker lines with the chisel edge of the brush for the bottom edge and along the one ridge where the handle meets the bucket.
His eyes are just little black ovals.
I added a bit of frost to the bucket and handle with the small scruffy brush and white paint tapped on.
His nose is painted in with the orange, highlighted with a bit of streaky white and detailed with a script liner and burnt umber.
For the final touch I added some snowflakes…
I still think the bucket needs to be less black but I can live with it.
Isn’t he cute. His buddy is just as easy and just as cute. He stars in the video..
More painting goodness is coming soon. Here is my Pinterest board for Winter craft and decor ideas.
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