Use a stencil to draw a snowman on a left over piece of a 12" x 12" panel of Smoothfoam.
Using the Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter, I quickly cut off what I did not need. If you haven't tried the Hot Wire Cutter yet, I will tell you that it heats up quickly and then cuts through Smoothfoam like butter.
After removing the excess panel, I began cutting around the snowman. The Hot Wire Cutter cuts so smoothly and easily. Even the tiniest of areas are no problem to cut! I always save my scraps because you never know when you'll need them!
I had a wood and metal sign that I decided to upcycle so I added gesso to both the snowman and the sign.
Using Plaid Metallic Paints in Antique Gold, Gunmetal Grey, and Black, I painted both the snowman and the sign.
Once the sign was dry, I used a stencil with molding paste to add stars to the background. Then I added molding paste along the bottom to create the snow background.
I then finished the snowman, adding a carrot nose, a scarf, a pompom and holly to his hat.
Let It Snow was die cut from white cardstock. While still in the dies, I colored the words with Antique Gold Metallic Paint. The holly was painted with Green Flash and the berries with Red Flash.
Using Beacon Adhesives, I added all the elements to the sign. Now I am ready for winter. Are you?
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