The Assembly Snowman die cuts all the parts you need to assemble the snowman. Here I die cut the parts from grungeboard. The arms, scarf, hat, eyes, holly leaves and nose were painted with Distress Paint, sanded and inked with Gathered Twigs. I inked the three balls for the body and head with Gathered Twigs around the edges and glued them together with Glossy Accents. Then I smeared Wendy Vecchi's White Embossing Paste on top with a palette knife, adding a thick layer, which really looks like snow. The final touch is to sprinkle it with Rock Candy Distress Glitter, for a perfect snowy look. Check out this Winter Cottage tutorial of mine, where I used paste and glitter in the same way. The paste picks up a little of the brown ink around the edges giving the snowman a distressed look. I pressed some seed beads into the paste, for buttons. The arms, scarf, eyes, nose and hat were also pressed into the paste, which works as a glue.
I hope you will join us in this fun flourish challenge this week, and as every week, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp, and can do some fun Christmas shopping!
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard, Mirrored Sheet; Ranger Manila Tag
Dies: Sizzix: Assembly Snowman, Crescent Moon & Stars
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Fabulous Flourishes, Tiny Textures, Grunge Snowflakes
Ink: Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Gathered Twigs, Embossing Ink; Ranger Emboss-It Dabber
Embossing powder: Ranger Seafoam White; Stampendous: Aged Ivory
Paint: Distress Paint: Picket Fence, Black Soot, Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Walnut Stain
Mist: Ranger Dylusions Mist: White Linen
Medium: Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous: White Embossing Paste
Glitter: Ranger Distress Glitter Rock Candy
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Christmas Time Word Bands, Crinkle Ribbon, Long Fasteners