Saturday, November 12, 2011

Snowflake Art

It is snowing out...a lot.  I thought I would reshare this snowflake art idea that I originally posted 3 years ago, when I had about 10 followers :).
Art? Not sure if this really qualifies as art, but it works for me. I wanted, no needed Ü, something to hang on my fireplace for Christmas. As mentioned before, since changing my living room colors to blue, I have had quite the challenge deciding what to do for Christmas decorating. I decided to incorporate the blue, keep the deep reds, and get rid of the silver and bright reds. So, I wanted something that had blue, but also the deep reds. However, I am trying to do this on a strict pretty much zero budget, so I had to use what I had. I have had this canvas for at least three years.

I came up with this idea for a graphic painting. First I made snowflakes from contact paper. I always make a cone shape and then cut the sides and then the pieces to make a snowflake (my son thinks I am silly showing you how to make a snowflake. My high school Latin teacher taught me. )

I then put them on the canvas. Now they did not stick like I had hoped. The contact paper was a little old so that may have been the problem. I decided to seal the edges with white paint--gel medium works well for this, but I didn't have any. I wanted to use freezer paper and iron it on, but I didn't have any of that either.

Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the next steps--kids came home from school--life got crazy. But, after the white paint had dried, I painted a mix of two blue colors and some white with a big brush over the entire canvas. When that was dry, I added the red swirls. I then took off the snowflakes--there was a little leakage, not much, so I touched that up. It still needed something so I added the watered down white swirls. It may get a little clear glitter on the snowflakes too.


  1. That is just so lovely and clever of you! I love that you used what you had on hand.


  2. So creative!! The only way I could do that is by stenciling or tracing....but draw those swirls freehand???never happen!!

  3. So pretty! I love this idea! Great job :)

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