I’m not usually the kind of gal that collects ornaments from retailers but I saw this little artist penguin and I couldn’t resist. Right away I knew I wanted to use him for part of a bigger project.
Since I had all of the foam that Smoothfoam sent me (See Mandala Art For the Wall with Smoothfoam) I decided to use one of the cubes and I created an artist penguin on ice and snow to decorate my studio this winter.
- Ornament from Michael’s
- Smoothfoam 3×3 inch cube
- Americana Gloss Enamels in White and Baby Blue
- Palette knife
- Paint brush
- White Glue
- Miniature Christmas Tree Ornaments – Glitter Snowflakes
- Heavy duty scissors
- Martha Stewart Snow Glitter
Coat the cube with gesso and let dry. I used two coats.
Paint the cube with white paint and then blue paint in a way that looks kind of like ice. Let dry thoroughly.
Add the Snow-Tex to the top of the cube with a palette knife creating mounds and drips of snow over the edge of the cube.
Place the penguin ornament down into the snow.
Snip the hanging loop from few miniature snowflake ornaments and add them.
Sprinkle with Snow Glitter. Let dry overnight.
Add white glue to the edges of the cube and sprinkle with snow glitter. Let dry.
Remove the hanging loop and eye hook from the top of the ornament.
Add a couple of the miniature ornament snowflakes to the cube with a bit of the Snow-Tex and let dry.
I don’t know about you but I really like this little guy. I think he’ll sit by my computer monitor and keep me company through the long, Ohio winter.