Mixed Media Snowman with Banner

Mixed Media Snowman with Banner

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 30th 2015

This Snow-Tex™ snowman can be the center of your winter-time decorations.


    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • scissors
    • pencil
    • tape
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #5 round brush
    • #0 liner brush
    • button
    • corrugated cardboard
    • stapler
    • cardstock
    • canvas
    • palette knife
    • matching ribbon
    • E6000 Glue
    • pipe cleaners
    • string



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Place the decorative tape onto the cardstock and cut into 2" strips, leaving a white frame around the edges. Fold them in half over the pipe cleaner; staple into place. Trim the edges to make flags. Using a liner brush and Titanium White, paint on the letters to spell "merry".
    2. Instruction #1
    3. On a piece of corrugated cardboard, transfer the provided hat and nose patterns with the tracing and transfer papers and a pencil. Paint in the hat with Carbon Black. Paint in the nose with Cadmium Orange Hue. Cut out the hat and nose with a craft knife or scissors.
    4. Mix together Matte Medium and Cerulean Blue to create a very light blue. Paint the mix onto the entire canvas.
    5. With the tracing and transfer papers and a pencil, transfer the provided snowman pattern onto the canvas, allowing some room from the bottom for the ground. Using a palette knife, apply Snow-Tex onto the snowman and ground area. (Make sure to have the ground area wrap around the edge of the canvas.)
    6. Instruction #4
    7. Tie a knot in a piece of ribbon for the scarf. While the Snow-Tex is still wet, press the scarf into it. Press on two buttons on the mid-section; the two eyes on the face and a carrot nose (painted in step 2); and a piece of string for the mouth.
    8. Instruction #5
    9. Paint the two branch arms in Burnt Umber. Tie and glue ribbon and a button onto the snowman hat. Adhere the banner onto snowman's hands using E6000 Glue. Using a liner brush, randomly add snowflakes in Titanium White onto the canvas background.
    10. Instruction #6


    Snowman Project