Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas-#10

Wow I can't believe only 2 more tags to go.
Well this tag I will direct you to this link here at Gingersnap Creations for a tutorital on painting with bleach. I read this last night and thought I need to try this. I had to chop off the snowman's scarf off a bit but I didn't have to cut too much off and.... I have another snowman I can add to another Christmas card. This is so neat, simple and yet so effective. I did things a bit differently but managed the same effect.
Instead of swiping the ink pad on your paper I took my ink blending tool for a softer background with less streaks and got a nice soft blue background. I took some fun foam snowflakes and put just a bit of glue stick glue on them, put them on my acrylic block and used them as my stamps. I love using fun foam for stamps, just make sure you clean up after you are done and do this in a well ventilated area.

And I coloured my snowman scarf and hat with pencil crayons and for a bit of 3-D from my painting techniques I just put a tiny bit of light blue pencil crayon that actually matched the Broken China very well and just did a shadow around the one side of the snowman, around his buttons, under his arms and nose. Then I hit the branches and top of his nose and on his buttons with a bit of white gel pen. Added some silver ribbon at the bottom, a dark blue fun foam snowflake with a gem in the center and a little tinsel looking ribbon at top.
Make sure you read the tut over at Gingersnap Creations. Follow the directions and you will be so amazed at how well this turns out. I did it so can you.
Thanks for dropping by.


  1. This is beautiful les, l am loving your tags ....

  2. Very nice. Might be my new favorite! I don't want it to be over either!! Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration!

  3. I love the simplicity of this one, another cheeky snowman - they are so adorable. Thank you for the link to the bleach tutorial, have found it very interesting. Also like the previous comment, I too will be a little sad when it is all over

  4. Missed this one while I was gone.. it's adorable.. thanks for the link to the bleach tut.. will have to try this.. I agree with the other comments.. sad to see it end.. but am sure you will be coming up with something else real quick... xo


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