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AEDM Day #30 – Working On The Snow Peoples


So, it’s the last day of AEDM (Art Every Day Month) and I’ve had a pretty pathetic showing this year. I have no excuse. I just didn’t make it a priority, and as a result, I really disappointed myself.

I can’t change that, so I’m not going to dwell on it, but I AM going to try and make up for it by kicking my creativity and productivity up a bunch of notches in December.

For my last “official” post of AEDM for November, 2014, I’d like to show you the progress I’ve made on the snow people ornaments I showed you yesterday. BTW, did you know “snowoman” is not a word? What’s up with that? Humph!

So, I started with four hand prints using just plain ol’ acrylic paint…a little messy, but I can work with them.

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I cleaned them up a little adding extra paint in the empty areas of the palm prints and around the bottom for the “ground” the snowmen are built on.  To that I added “snow-tex” for a little extra dimension, and began adding detail.

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Somehow, Lexi’s ended up with 6 fingers (how did I miss that while the paint was wet???) and when I tried to remove the dry paint, messed up the finish on the ball. Yikes. What to do, what to do? So, plan “B.” The 6th finger became a package in the snow. Not bad, huh?

If I don’t run into any more problems, I should be able to finish painting them, do the pen detail, and have them done tomorrow! Woohoo! Looks like I’m going to actually finish a project!

Now Josh wants me to do one for his cat, Bootsie. Mama is game to try! Heeheehee! THAT should be interesting!

About tatterednworn

I am a woman who has committed to living a creative life.

2 responses »

  1. NOW I see where you’re going. I had NO idea what snow people could be made from these handprinted balls. But they are quite clever, and your plan B worked out great. Hope to see the completed project soon.

    BTW, you are the second person this week who mentioned Snow-tex. I have no idea what it is, but another internet friend says it’s by DecoArts. It looks lovely, regardless.

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    • My goal is to have them finished today! We’ll see if that happens now that I’ve started decorating! Heeheehee! I’m actually pretty excited about them, so that’ll help keep me motivated!

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