Red Iron Oxide
You will need:
small rusty bell
.05 permawriter II marking pen
1 set of small mittens
2 rusty hearts 2"
artificial pine sprigs
hot glue gun and sticks
1-1/4" wood screws
drill 100 grit sandpaper
min wax wood stain (early american)
Cut snowman and base from 1" pine, base measures 7" X 2-1/2". Sand smooth with 100 grit
sandpaper. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Stain the back of the snowman and the bottom
of the base.
Base snowman and base Desert Sand. Drybrush base with Light Buttermilk.
Shade edges of base and snowman Asphaltum.
Drybrush cheeks and base nose Red Iron Oxide. Dot eyes Lamp Black. Dash eyebrows and
line mouth with .05 permanent pen. Letter and dot Lamp Black.
(I water down the paint to an inky consistency)
Attach snowman to base with wood glue and wood screws. Cut hat from template piece. Cut
sweater 5" X 10". Hot glue sweater seam in the center of the back of the snowman. Hot glue
around neck, while pinching to form pleats, this gives the sweater fullness. With wrong sides
together, hot glue a seam in the hat, let dry, turn right side out. Fold bottom of hat, whip
stitch rusty bell to end, hot glue in place. Hot glue stick arms to sweater, pinch sweater
around arms. Hot glue a rusty heart to each mitten, hot glue them to the stick arms. Hot glue
buttons to sweater. Finish with a few sprigs of pine and berries to base. Spray with matte
finish wood sealer.