Hello craft friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a project with you all about winter! Truth be told, I like to scrapbook about winter much more winter itself. Living in the Midwest, there isn't much to do outdoors in the cold and snow! I'm more of a warm weather and sunshine girl!
The XL Wood Gnome 2 is perfect for dressing up for just about any theme or holiday! I used a bright winter theme for my Gnome to decorate the area next to our fireplace!
Using chalk paint in a light blue, I painted the hands and nose of the Gnome and set aside to dry.
I also used the same color of paint to color the feet of my gnome as shown. I did not worry about my lines being perfect as I knew I would be covering part of the body with patterned paper.
While my paint dries, I used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the front of my hat and to the body of the gnome. I used my x-acto knife and sanding tool to smooth any excess paper away.
I used the Wood Holiday Collection 3 Pack to have pieces to switch out on the front of the Gnome. I painted the front of the Snowflake with chalk paint in the same light blue chalk paint.
I then added embossing ink around the edges followed by a blue metallic embossing powder.
Here is the end result of the Snowflake. I added embellishments from the collection I used and affixed it to the Gnome with velcro for easy removal.
I covered the Tree using patterned paper and my Beacon Adhesive. I then added a light coat of white acrylic paint the edges followed by using circular embellishments.
Last is an ornament which I layered with washi tape. I used my sanding tool to smooth excess off the edges followed by adding paint in light blue around the edges.
I covered the two oval bases with patterned paper and affixed them together with my hot glue gun. I did add a little extra glue to the slots where the feet insert for sturdiness.
On the hat, I added pink and black ribbon as well as embellishments to the brim for accent.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can check out all of the Wood Shapes and Collection Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers, washi tape: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; ribbon: May Arts; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; embossing powder: Stampendous; embossing ink, heat gun: Ranger; misc: sanding tool, x-acto knife, hot glue gun, velcro.