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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tutorial Thursday: Snowman Nodder

I have had these little round "heads" falling off my table for 2 or 3 years, so I decided to do something with, well, at least one.

I had bought them from a fellow team member on Etsy.

I gathered my old rusty bed spring that is really cool and 
different from most--bought on, of course, ETSY.

I gathered some supplies.

Oh, who am I kidding.  The supplies were already sitting on my paint table from another two or three or four projects!!

This project was mostly about waiting for paint to dry!

Story of my Life!

I covered the cloth head with DecoArt Dimensional Effects Paintable Texture Paste.
I spread it with my pallet knife.
I added the texture with an old brush by dabbing the brush into the Paste.

I sat it aside to dry.

When it was almost dry, I added the 
paste to the bottom of the head.

When dry, I dry brushed Titanium White all over.  I didn't worry about getting a good coverage, since I knew I would antique it.  This added another depth of color to the piece.

I made the nose, mouth and eyes out of QuikWood.
I spread the nose out at the base as much as possible to blend into the head.

I let this dry.

I added more of the Dimensional Paste around the bottom of the nose to blend it all together.

Again, I dry brushed more Titanium White over 
all of the QuikWood.

I made some ice cycles out of the QuikWood and 
added them to the bedspring.

More Drying.

I added the eyebrows with the Textured glass--I am determined to find a use for it that I can't live without! Lol

More drying...

Charcoal is bored by the whole process!

I added color to the cutie and these are the supplies I used.
After the painting was finished, I antiqued the entire head.
Snow was added with the Texture Glass and with Snow-Tex.

This is the little Nodder all finished.

You can use most anything for the head~~
a gourd, paper Mache, or a Styrofoam Ball.

Use the supplies you have on hand.

He would look adorable with a black hat or a stocking hat, 
or even a sculpted hat.

Have fun and get to creating!  
Christmas is coming. 
Think about making Christmas more about the MEMORIES this year...sometimes, that is all that is left.

Oh, and Santa Clause is Watching YOU!
Yes, I BELIEVE  in the magic.

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world.

I am simply blessed to create~charlotte♡


  1. Charcoal is so cute. He's not bored, he's waiting for his frozen yogurt treat! Giggle.

  2. I wondered if quikwood could be used on cloth. Now I see that it can! Thanks for the tutorial. The nodder turned out so cute!

  3. I love the expression in the eyes. Great job. So many steps.

  4. Love it!!! Toooooo... cute!!

  5. Hi Charlotte, Thank You soooo much for your Snowman Nodder Tutorial, He is just adorable! I Love him, He makes me smile!, I have never heard of DecoArt Dimensional Effects Paintable Texture Paste
    I will do a Google search to find where I can buy this, It is GREAT to know you can use it over cloth!, Again Thank You !! Sherrie

    1. You can order all DecoArt products from their website:

      You can sometimes find items at hobby lobby, Joanns, or Michaels.


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