Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Another Snowman Tutorial - Free Painting Pattern



Before you cringe and run the other direction,
get ready...
there is no pattern. 

C'mon, you can do it, 
it's just circles....
really. 


You want to cut a piece of 
Roclon Multipurpose Cloth, 
roughly
10 x 18  
I always cut them a little bigger, 
paint over the edges and then trim it last. 

I used a quart paint can for the circles  
Overlap them on the bottom a little.
Trace another line in 1 1/4 inch in  on each side. 

These are the blues that I used 


Sprinkle them on liberally and paint them in. 

Everyone's background will be different. 
Beautiful!  
Don't overblend.  

Allow that to dry. 

Sand lightly.


Next you will need these colors. 

You can use a stencil for the star or freehand it 
Trace in the circles again
and 
add the noses
and 
let's basecoat 
everything! 




Now you should have this....
Easy so far, 
right? 

Now you will need these colors
and 
shade and highlight everything! 

Follow the pics....
you can do it! 


Don't forget to add the blue on the bottom of the snowmen
that is what really makes the circles
round! 

Details in black,
a few highlights, 
get out the scissors and cut away all the excess. 



Varnish 
Add a dowel rod 
and 
some twine 
and 
you are done!   


As always, I love to see what you have done. 

Email me at 
cathystrate@gmail.com
if you have pics...
or questions! 

Paint away 
and 
if you are lucky enough, 
sell away. 

No restrictions
other than
please don't republish 
these directions as your own....
that really would not be fair, 
now would it?

6 comments:

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

These snowmen are soooo Sweet!
Thank You Cathy for your tutorial.
I am going to try my hand at painting these guys and will let you know if they turned out!

Sandi

Ann said...

You make it seem so easy. I still haven't gotten around to trying the little thumb print sheep but this will go on my list of things to try.

Kathy said...

Too cute... thanks again for a great tut... Love it...
Kath
xoxo

Lynn Barbadora said...

You snowmen are always adorable! Thank you so much for the pattern! I have some smaller pieces of Roclon and was wondering what I would do with them! Hugs!

charlotte fletcher@roma land woodcrafts said...

Awesome, Cathy...as ALWAYS, you are SO GENEROUS!

I'm taking a FB Break this week, so I don't know, but PLEASE if you have not, share this in My Painting Table. I LOVE learning new techniques!

I got a NEW BOX from DecoArt...I now have ALL of the chalky finish colors and SO I can't wait! Well, I lied, I don't have Primitive because they sent me two bottles of LACE instead, but that will work out PERFECT for painting snowmen! I got several in the 2 oz bottles to SEE If I liked them...I LIKE them...LOL!

Thank you for your inspiration and for your friendship...HUGS!

HollyRidgeCreations said...

Love it...thanks a bunch