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...
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,