I don't know about you, but I CANNOT draw! But, I love to create art that looks like I can. I have the perfect solution!
The Internet is a wonderful thing and is full of easy ways to help you create. I 'googled' Adult Coloring Pages, and came across this awesome site - LucyLearns.com. I find the perfect snowman for my project, then went to work.
Step One: Save the image to your computer.
Step Two: Print image on white tissue paper. Tape a piece of tissue paper slightly larger than the image to a sheet of plain copier paper.
Step Three: Place Tissue/Copier Paper in printer and print.
Step Four: Adhere to project medium (canvas, watercolor paper, mixed media paper, etc.) with Matte Medium.
Step Five: Paint. Using the outline of the coloring page, paint and color to make it your own.
Before I painted my scene with Creative Inspirations Paint, a washed the entire background with blue water color paint. This added a nice, wintry look to the entire project.
I painted the snowman and snow with several colors of CI paint and let dry.
To add depth and dimension, I outlined the snowman and snow with oil pastel crayons and smudged them in.
I wanted a bit of glitz, so I embossed the stars with Gold Crystal Deliquesce Embossing Powder - LOVE!
I also embossed the outside edge of my project with a combination of the Gold Crystal Deliquesce Embossing Powder and Black Embossing Powder. I love how this turned out.
Then, I added a layer of Crackle Accents to create a distressed look.
Once the Crackle Accents had dried, I sprayed the outside of my 'frame' with several colors of spray mist, allowing the color to seep into the cracks.
I 'matted' my snowman with a piece of cardboard cut down to size and adhered with Scor Tape to the canvas.
I am so happy with how this turned out! So the next time you think you can't create a project because you can't draw, try this technique out! It is super easy and totally FUN!