Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Frosty the Lightbulb Snowman by Alison Hall


Hi Everyone! It's Alison here today, with Frosty! When we were making samples for last week's Hochanda TV show, I had a lot of fun turning a That's Crafty! Surfaces Lightbulb Upright into a festive snowman.







Here's what I used...


Buttons 
Yarn & Knitting Needles (if you're not a knitter, you could create a hat from card, and a scarf with ribbon)


What I did...


1. I began by stencilling the front and base of the light bulb upright with Grunge Paste and the Bubble Wrap Dinky Stencil. I did it a section at a time, drying it off with a heat gun as I went. Make sure that you don't put any on the tab that goes into the base though! 

2. Next, I painted the whole thing with a couple of coats of Snowflake Fresco Finish Acrylic. Before the second coats of paint were dry, I sprinkled the front and base all over with the Shabby White embossing enamel, then melted it with a heat gun. There are bits of silver glitter and chunky gold embossing enamel in the Shabby White, which makes for a gorgeous effect.

3. In my stash, I found some black buttons for the eyes and 'buttons', some tiny red buttons for the mouth, and an orange folky heart for the nose. I glued these on with matte medium, adding a few buttons to the base also.

4. Finally, I found some simple scarf and hat knitting patterns on the internet (search for knitted snowman decorations), and created a little bobble hat and scarf for Mr. Frosty.

I hope I've inspired you to look at the light bulb in a different way.


Have a very creative week,

Alison x

6 comments:

  1. Forsty looks fabulous especially in his knitted hat and scarf
    Love
    Amanda x

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  2. He really is a cuties and a wonderful festive decoration

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  3. Ah I love Frosty so cute, wow I didn't realise you knitted the scarf and hat too though!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  4. Love Mr Frosty Alison, such lovely texture and his handknitted hat and scarf look fab too.
    Fliss xx

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  5. So clever. Wonderful project Alison.
    Flo x

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