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Mixed Media Snowman with Banner


Mixed Media Snowman with Banner
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Mixed Media Snowman with Banner

designed by Rita Barakat

This Snow-Tex™ snowman can be the center of your winter-time decorations.

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Learn more about Snow-Tex®.


DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Burnt Umber (DMFA03)
  • Cadmium Orange Hue (DMFA15)
  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)
  • Cerulean Blue (DMFA06)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Matte Medium (DMM20)

Snow Products

  • Snow-Tex® (DAS9)

Other supplies

  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • scissors (or craft knife)
  • pencil
  • tape (decorative)
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #5 round brush
  • #0 liner brush
  • button (2 small; 1 medium)
  • corrugated cardboard
  • stapler
  • cardstock (white)
  • canvas (6" x 12")
  • palette knife
  • matching ribbon
  • E6000 Glue
  • pipe cleaners
  • string


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Place the decorative tape onto the cardstock and cut into 2" strips, leaving a white frame around the edges. Fold them in half over the pipe cleaner; staple into place. Trim the edges to make flags. Using a liner brush and Titanium White, paint on the letters to spell "merry".
    Step 0 Example
  2. On a piece of corrugated cardboard, transfer the provided hat and nose patterns with the tracing and transfer papers and a pencil. Paint in the hat with Carbon Black. Paint in the nose with Cadmium Orange Hue. Cut out the hat and nose with a craft knife or scissors.
  3. Mix together Matte Medium and Cerulean Blue to create a very light blue. Paint the mix onto the entire canvas.
  4. With the tracing and transfer papers and a pencil, transfer the provided snowman pattern onto the canvas, allowing some room from the bottom for the ground. Using a palette knife, apply Snow-Tex onto the snowman and ground area. (Make sure to have the ground area wrap around the edge of the canvas.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Tie a knot in a piece of ribbon for the scarf. While the Snow-Tex is still wet, press the scarf into it. Press on two buttons on the mid-section; the two eyes on the face and a carrot nose (painted in step 2); and a piece of string for the mouth.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint the two branch arms in Burnt Umber. Tie and glue ribbon and a button onto the snowman hat. Adhere the banner onto snowman's hands using E6000 Glue. Using a liner brush, randomly add snowflakes in Titanium White onto the canvas background.
    Step 5 Example
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