Sunday, November 16, 2014

Do you BELIEVE in MAGIC?

When my children were small
I used to tell them
SANTA
comes to 
ALL
who 
BELIEVE


Each year I set out to 
MAKE THE MAGIC
of 
CHRISTMAS
happen

And so .....
this year will be no different.
Step inside 
my 
STUDIO
and 
I will show you what I have been working on


Today I am going to show you how to make 
SNOW LADIES
These are a fun easy project
I make several of these every year
to give as gifts


First gather your supplies

Supplies

 WHITE satin christmas balls, white fur boa, craft ribbon ( I used SILVER), sprigs of holly, berries, stylus, glue gun, pink powder blush, Americana Acrylic Sealer/ Finisher Matte Spray

Paints
Lamp Black, Burnt Orange, Heritage Brick, Snow White 

I free hand painted the faces on but you can lightly sketch them on with a pencil


Base the eyes using Lamp Black, when dry add the highlights with Snow White. 
Add the eyebrows and lashes with Lamp Black
Paint the nose using Burnt Orange, shade with Heritage Brick, when dry add some 
snow to the top of the nose with Snow White. 
Dot the mouth on using your stylus and Lamp Black. When dry add a highlight to the Lamp Black mouth dots with Snow White
I add "color " to the cheeks using powered blush and a q-tip


When dry LIGHTLY spray your ornaments 
using 
Deco Art 
Americana Acrylic Sealer/ Finisher Matte Spray

Tip when spraying!!!
*** Do not spray directly ON your ormnaments....rather spray into the air OVER them and let the midst fall on your ornaments ***


Cut a small piece of ribbon for hanging and thread thru the top of ornament.
Use your glue gun to line glue around the top of the ornament hanger immediately add a small piece of white boa all around the top of the silver hanger.
I added a
small 
GLITTERED HOLLY LEAF
AND
RED BERRIE
to my snow ladies hair


I always look for unusual boxes and wrappings every year for my gifts
to make them look special
and
"MAGICAL"


provided me with the paints to complete this project as part of their
Helping Artist
and
Blogger Outreach 
programs.

Thank you Deco Art!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!
Happy Painting !
Lynn

"Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. 
Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, 
and 
at the end of the day you don't look at it
 and 
wish you had painted something different." 

~Author Unknown


15 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful Lynn, great job.

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  2. WOW < fabulous !!! Those are just toooo cute !

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  3. I love your little snow people...especially their hair! :0)

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  4. They are so very sweet...and magical! Happy Holiday Hugs, Diane

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  5. Those area really cute, my sister would love those. I tried making her things, but i am already behind in gift making and I doubt I will get to my things until the holidays, so no more new things.

    Debbie

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  6. Love, Love, Love your Snow Ladies, Lynn!
    Thank You for sharing your tutorial and tips.

    Sandi Allen

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  7. Sweet ! and believe it or not, I have all the supplies......looks like I know what I am making for my show. Thank you Lynn!!!

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  8. I absolutely ADORE these! I have ever since I first laid eyes on them a couple of years ago and have not forgotten them since. I will finally be making some this year. :) Thanks so much for sharing, Lynn!

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Keep those brushes flying!
Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye