I’m back today with a Mini Tutorial for a vintage inspired Tim Holtz Idea-ology Salvaged Snowman. I am also posting another tutorial today that includes the little guy, but if I had added all the info on him to that tutorial, I thought it may be too long. 🙂
So, he’s going to be in the spotlight and get his very own tutorial.
I was so happy when I saw that Tim was bringing out snowmen this year, I go weak in the knees for them!
Here he is all painted and grunged up before my Glitter Duster had arrived.
After Tim Demoed the Glitter Duster with a snowman the other day on Facebook Live. I was inspired to try making a vintage one for myself. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to paint. The key is to have a very fine paint brush, a selection of Distress Paints and to let the paint dry in-between colors. To get the vintage look, I used one of my favorite things, Mushroom Alcohol Ink along with a Walnut Stain Distress Crayon. Then, I finished him with some Clear Rock Candy Glitter in my Glitter Duster. It is so AWESOME and gives exactly the right amount of glitter without clumps and a giant mess.
You can check out the Glitter Duster video HERE.
So lets get to making one!
I started by painting his hat, buttons and eyes with Black Soot Distress Paint. (No worries if you get outside of the lines a little bit. He’s supposed to be vintage and when you scrape him up with a nail file you can take care of that.)
(Note: in-between all the layers, I dried with my heat tool.)
I painted his mittens and earmuffs with Candied Apple. (Note: You’ll notice in the finished photos of him that his red is a bit darker on his mittens…I added some additional paint with Festive Berries Distress Paint)
Next was his broom with Ground Expresso, Fossilized Amber and Picket Fence.
His carrot nose with Spiced Marmalade and a tiny bit of Ground Expresso.
Then, some Peeled Paint and Grond Expresso for his scarf.
Then, I got brave and painted some holly onto the side of his hat… because dapper vintage snowmen always sport holly on their hats! Although it may look tricky, I can assure you that it wasn’t… Just some tiny dabs and squiggles of Peeled Paint, Ground Expresso and Festive Berries with a tiny paint brush!
Then, with a nail file I scratched him up a bit and added Mushroom Alcohol Ink and Walnut Stain Distress Crayon…after my Glitter Duster arrived, I dabbed on some Glossy Accents with a paint brush and dusted him with Clear Rock Candy Glitter.
…And here he is in the little vignette that I made just for him. Be sure to pop over and check out that tutorial too!
Thank you so much for looking and have a GREAT day!
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Cassie Lynch says
He is adorable. Great tips on how to paint him. I’m glad I still have one so I can try your technique. This entire project is fantastic.
joy meadows says
Love the cute snowman! Thanks for the tutorial.
Freddie Sleijpen says
You are such a superstar! This snowman is so cute!
Anita Houston says
You nailed this… He is vintage perfection. Love the painted areas and the way you distressed and the glitter dust really makes him special and more vintage looking. LOVE!!!
Aww, thank you so very much, Anita!!!! I’m thrilled that you like it 😊 That little snowman is so fun to make vintage! ♥️
Sara Emily Barker says
Stacy, just getting caught up on a few of your posts I’ve sadly missed over the passed month. Sure wish I’d seen this before I made a hot mess of my snowmen! Tee Hee! He is looking fabulous my dear! Merry Christmas!
Theresa Petermann says
you are a rock star! I am painting a snowman today to go into a winter vignette following your tutorial. I live in NE Wisconsin and be are in the deep freeze (well below zero temperatures) so this just seems like the right kind of project to work on. looking forward to your tutorials with Tim’s new products. thanks as always for sharing.
The perfect little thing to work on while in the deep freeze! Thanks so much for the kindness, I’m so glad you like the tutorials ♥️