For me…sometimes painting resin is a calm and refreshing break from following line drawings and patterns. It is a time that I just let my creativity go and not worry about anything. I just pick my color scheme and set to work, sometimes I choose not to do much shading or highlighting…other times I shade and highlight everything.
With our 2018 Snowman, I decided to do a combination…I shaded and highlighted the snowman but did everything else just as a basecoat. He painted up very quickly and I think he turned out pretty darn cute too!
Here is what you will need:
Deep Midnight Blue
DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter Paint
First, start by using your Deerfoot brush and stipple the entire body and head of the snowman with Deep Midnight Blue. Let it dry completely. Next, stipple over the blue with Light Buttermilk and let it dry. Once the head and body are completely dry, it is time to add a little bit of shading. Using Deep Midnight Blue, shade around the head under the hat, around the nose, above and below the scarf and around the ties of the scarf, in the grooves of the arms, around both the inside and outside of the wreath, above the boots, and between the legs. Then lightly stipple the center of the head and down the arms and around the main portion of the body with Snow White. Carefully stipple a little into your shading, just to soften it up a bit. With a highlighter brush and Melon, brush in some rosy cheeks. Paint his nose Persimmon. Eyes, mouth, and eye brows are Lamp Black. Add a highlight dot to each of the mouth circles and the eyes with Snow White. Add a small dot on the outside of each eye with Lamp Black.
The main portion of your snowman is done, now we just basecoat the other areas and not worry about any shading and highlighting.
Lamp Black – Hat, boots, and buttons
Uniform Blue – Hat band, scarf, mittens
Antique White – Mitten trim, and scarf fringe
Country Red – Bird and all the berries (bird eyes are Lamp Black with highlight dot of Snow White)
Avocado – Wreath and holly on hat
Light Buttermilk – Snow
Marigold – Bird beak
After all your colors are dry, it is time to give them a little sparkle. Add glitter to the areas as follows (if you really want them to sparkle, you may want to apply several coats):
Black Ice – Hat and boots
Emerald – Wreath and Holly leaves
Sizzling Red – Bird and berries
Sapphire – Hat band, scarf, and mittens
Ice Crystal – Snow
When dry, spray with your favorite varnish and enjoy!
Remember, if you don’t want his scarf blue, you can paint it any color that you want…let go and have some creative fun!