Return to the Decorative & Tole Painting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Snowman Christmas stars

Posted by luvstocraft (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 24, 09 at 18:46

Got these put together. I haven't sprayed the sealer on yet, need to make a trip to buy some more first. I used sheer ribbon on one, silver ribbon on one, and some gold cord on the third one I made. Just hung a jingle bell painted white on the bottom. Don't think I had speckled yet when I snapped this picture, but I did speckle them. This is my version of a design by Sandra Lee Goodale in the April 2009 issue of Quick & Easy Painting magazine. I included a couple of closeups so you could see the detail better.

Luvs

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Snowman Christmas stars

Luvs, Your snomen are adorable. Theses are nice sets and with the bell they could be door knockers. Wouldn't be real loud but sure cute. Since you made three I'm taking it you plan to give some away or sell some huh? I like the sheer and silver ribbon so bet the gold looks good also. I'm not ready for winter but we know it will be here before long. Keep up the good work. Punk


 o
RE: Snowman Christmas stars

Gosh you girls have been busy busy. Luvs....these are soooo sweet. Love that soft blue snowy look. What blue colors did you use for this project? Can't believe you got 3 sets done so fast. That's awesome. I love the bows you used to attach them together as well as the little white bell. Perfect! Very cute project. ~Anj


 o
RE: Snowman Christmas stars

Luvs,
Did you buy these stars or cut them out yourself? I have some to paint on DH cut for me last year so I may get around to them in time. Right now I'm thinking fall. Punk


 o
RE: Snowman Christmas stars

Luvs....Wonderful...Simply Wonderful! The shading is really great, everything is very defined. And icicle....I've never seen icicles...so cool! The metallic ribbon is super.

You sure have been busy! Been stalled a bit...cleaning the kitchen cupboards and have a ton of stuff for the Visiting Nurses TS. Maybe I will find something good to paint while there, here's hoping!

Thank You for sharing!!!!!

Belle


 o
RE: Snowman Christmas stars

Anj, that blue is Americana Winter Blue and I think it is my new favorite. Not quite a baby blue but not exactly a grey blue either. I'm also really loving the Americana Champagne Gold that Bebe told us about.

Punk, yes, I cut out my own stars. Just used some thin plywood. I can see how this idea could be adapted for so many seasons/holidays. The original design for this called for gluing colored paper on top of the stars leaving about a 1/4 of an inch all around, then painting on top of the paper. I didn't have any blue scrapbooking paper on hand, so just chose to do the background with paint.

Belle, you sound like me--in my efforts to clear out and take things to GW, I always end up bringing new stuff home when I go! LOL I saw some wooden plates at one the other day--about $1.50 each. Thought I'd see if they are marked down by the next time I go IF they are still there. Figured I might be able to use them as a painting surface and they would be good displayed on an easel. Obviously didn't want them badly enough to pay much for them though. LOL

I just finished painting one more little project, so I'd better get the pic loaded to share. I'm enjoying painting right now and trying to keep having one "in the works" so I can just walk in and paint awhile whenever the mood hits or time allows. I find it's the "getting a project ready" that causes me to procrastinate so much.

Luvs


 o
RE: Snowman Christmas stars

Luvs, You are a busy little beaver and I love it. Hope you are able to keep cutting and painting. It's so fun to see new projects. However if you keep posting so much, what will happen when you go on vacation? We'll be having projects withdrawls if you can't paint and post like we are acustomed to. LOL Punk


 o
RE: Snowman Christmas stars

Well, aren't you the busy little painter!! I thought no one was posting because I forgot to come over to this side. I love snowmen and the soft blue is so pretty. Great job on the wood cutting!


 o
RE: Snowman Christmas stars

Nice change from the usual red & green. Very cool looking & love the pretty blue color. Think I'll have to get 1! Jan


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here