Snow-Tex Reindeer Canvas
By: Bonnie Mauney
December 5, 2013
Christmas is right around the corner and we are thrilled to be here today to show you how to create this amazing Reindeer Silhouette Burlap Canvas using a fabulous product from DecoArt... Snow-Tex. This wonderful product is so much fun to work with and adds texture to your craft project. I love the way this reindeer turned out, the simplicity of the white, combined with the fun texture really makes this a unique and creative Christmas decoration for my home.
Let's Get Crafting!
- Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Cotton Ball
- Snow-Tex 2oz - Snow-Tex
- Stencil Brush
- Foam Paint Brush
- 12x12 Burlap Canvas
- Wooden Reindeer Silhouette Cut Out
- Bronze Color Nail Heads
- Brown and White Baker's Twine
- Bronze Small Jingle Bells
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Paint the wooden reindeer silhouette with the Cottonball paint color using the foam paint brush, and allow to dry fully. This Multi-Surface paint is fantastic. It coats your projects extremely well.
Using a stencil brush, apply the Snow-Tex to the painted front surface of the wooden reindeer cutout. I simply scooped out a small amount of the Snow-Tex with the stencil brush onto the wooden surface. I then used a circular motion to spread the Snow-Tex, repeating until the entire front of the reindeer was coated. I wanted a rough texture, not smooth. You can add more Snow-Tex if you see that you have missed any areas. While it was still wet. I use a tooth pick around the edges of the reindeer to clean up any Snow-Tex that had settled into the curves. Allow the Snow-Tex to dry fully.
While the Snow-Tex is drying, add the nail heads to the burlap canvas. I found the burlap canvas ready-made. You could certainly cover an artist canvas in burlap as well. I simply pushed the nail heads into the corners of the burlap canvas.
Use your hot glue gun to adhere the reindeer silhouette onto the burlap canvas. I pressed from underneath as well, to make sure the glue attached well. Next I added a little jingle bell accent...
I threaded some brown and white baker's twine with three small bronze jingle bells. I tied the baker's twine around and antler and used a small amount of hot glue to secure it all in place.
That is it!
I love neutral decorations at Christmas, and this one turned out great! I love the textured look of the Snow-Tex combined with the organic element of the burlap.
The Snow-Tex is really fun to work with. It adds so much texture and depth to surfaces. I love the look of the faux snow on my little reindeer.
I can not wait to decorate my home for the holidays, and this little Reindeer Canvas will be the perfect accent to compliment my decor.
So, what will you be creating this holiday season? Try combining textures like Snow-Tex, neutrals of the cottonball color, and burlap together for a warm, cozy feeling this holiday season!
Be sure to visit Uncommon Designs for more projects and to learn more about Bonnie Mauney.