Monday, November 11, 2013

Project SNOWFLAKE! Create gifts with Dollar Store Candles - Mixed Media Monday

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I personally love handmade gifts.  They don’t always have to be big elaborate gifts, sometimes, it’s just nice to give a small – “Hey, I’m thinking of you” kinda gift!.  These candles from the Dollar Store are perfect to keep on hand when you need to give a little something.  During the winter season, I love decorating with snowmen and snowflakes and how easy it is to do with the dies from Spellbinders!

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Project Dimensions: Varies

Spellbinders Supplies:
MMM-001 Spellbinders® Artisan X-plorer™ machine
MD1-012 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Circles Three die templates
S5-117 Spellbinders® 2012 Snowflake Pendant die templates
SKU: F-003 – Spellbinders® Blue Premium Craft Foil or MM1-001 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™   Foil Pack One
Music patterned paper
Dictionary Paper or similar paper with words
Printed Phrase
Acrylic paint:  turquoise blue, green, red, orange, off white and white
Fine Tip Permanant markers – black and brown
4 x 4 Gesso board or canvas
Small star sticker
Tacky Glue
Paintbrushes (small flat)
Decoupage medium or Soft gel medium (glossy)
Cosmetic sponge
Sanding sponge
Moist baby wipe
Bubble wrap

Decoupage music sheet onto canvas and let dry.  Sand excess paper away with sanding sponge.

Using finger or cosmetic sponge apply blue and green color over the music paper.  Rub away excess with baby wipe to leave some of the music paper showing through. 

Cut one large and one medium circle using the #2 and #3 (with #1 being the smallest) Circles Three dies.  Decoupage them to the canvas.

Cut one small snowflake from foil if desired.

Paint over snowman with off white, rubbing some of the paint away to expose the paper underneath.  Add white for highlights.

Paint a red scarf using a slightly curved line between the body and head and add two long triangles for scarf tails.  Add white highlights.  Let dry.

Paint in cheeks with a blend of red/white and a small orange nose. Let dry.

Cut out phrases and decoupage them to the surface.  Let dry, then outline with marker.

Outline the snowman, add “x’s” for eyes and mouth and draw in any extra details.

Frame the canvas with random lines around the perimeter.

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1 comment:

Rose Curtis said...

love your snowflake candles!

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