Over the Christmas holidays I had a lot of fun making a family of snow people. They were inspired by a project offered by Joggles, a really fun multi-media online store. There was not stamping involved in these cute creations- but boy were they fun! I think the best part was figuring out how to dress each one up.
The bodies are simple clear glass or plastic, and range in height from 3-1/2" to 6" tall. Some have long necks, and some have no necks.
The heads are made from Creative Paperclay, which is an easily moldable, air dry clay. It only takes a 4 oz package to make three heads like these. Brads are used for the eyes and mouth, and the carrot nose is created from a small piece of copper sheeting. After letting the heads dry overnight, they were covered with Aileen's Thick Designer Tacky Glue and "Diamond Dust", a large, chunky, plastic glitter-like material.
This lovely ladies' hat started from a wooden wheel (for a little car?) painted silver, and covered with Diamond Dust. Silver eyelash trim, wired beads and a pink flower topped it off.
She was further embellished with wired, pink organdy ribbon, and a white leaf trim, as well as some wired beads, and a rhinestone on a bow at her neck.
The bodies are partially filled with a mixture of inexpensive plastic pearlized beads - and in my case I added some micro beads in mica flakes in either pink or blue.
On the outside I smeared some clear Stickles glue.
This handsome gent has for a hat a pastry decorating tip!! It's covered with the same Diamond Dust, and a large rhinestone embellishment.
Here is a closeup of his hat. You can also see his "earmuffs" which are made from silver bead caps, held in place by a hat pin with a pearl on the end.
Around the base of his had and at his neck is some silver eyelash trim. And I added a piece of wired blue organdy ribbon.
A rhinestone trim was used down the center front.
Finally, this well-dressed snowman has a hat, also made from a small wooden piece painted silver. It's topped by two bead caps, a clear bead, and a hat pin with a pearl on the end. A piece of black 1/8" velvet ribbon is wrapped around at teh base.
His neckware is a combination of wired silver trim and silver leaf trim.
Down the center are pieces of rhinestone trim, bordered by black 1/8" velvet ribbon. And around the base is some Washi tape, also bordered by the narrow velvet ribbon.
Of course the skies the limit with the personalities you could make!! I had a lot of fun making mine and I know that I will bring them out year after year to ward off winter's cabin fever.