I adapted my snowman from Steve Good's snowman sign pattern. I prepared my pattern in Make-the-Cut, and mounted it onto 1/4" MDF (medium-density fiberboard) using these instructions:
- Cover the surface of the substrate with painter's tape
- Spray the back of the pattern with spray adhesive
- Mount the pattern on top of the painter's tape
Next, I used the Proxxon Professional Rotary Tool to drill a small hole in the sign to hang a snowflake charm. I sealed the MDF with an acrylic medium before spray painting the individual pieces. When they were dry I assembled the snowman using E6000.
I'm never happy with my hand lettering, so I cut the words for the sign out of vinyl using my Zing electronic cutter.
I covered the stand piece with artist's cement and liberally sprinkled the surface with crystal glitter. While the cement was still wet, I stood the snowman in the "snow." When the artist's cement dried it formed a secure bond with the figure.
Love how he turned out!!