Etched Glass Captured Snowman Ornament

Frosty is tucked safe inside his glass globe ready to weather the next storm! The flexibility of Makin's Clay® after drying makes it the perfect medium for creating objects that need to fit inside a small space like the opening on these glass ornaments!
Roll white Makin's Clay® to about 1/8" thick. Place snowflake texture sheet over rolled clay and press to transfer texture.
Use largest size snowman cutter to cut snowman from textured clay.
Use DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ paints to add hat scarf, buttons, eyes, nose and mouth to snowman. Let dry 24 hours.
Add a small amount of Beacon™ 3-in-1 Adhesive to the bottom of the inside or the ornament.
Makin’s Clay® remains lightweight and flexible after drying so it’s easy to bend your snowman to make him fit inside the ornament. The slightly curved shape after he is set in place adds to the dimensional feel of the finished ornament.
Use tweezers to insert snowman into glass ball into adhesive. Leave tweezers in place to hold snowman up while the glue dries.
Use Spellbinders™ Artisan X-Plorer™ and snowflake dies to
cut snowflakes from Etchmask®. Set snowflakes aside for another project - you are using the negative space as a stencil for your etching.
Place snowflake “stencils” onto glass ball.
Apply etchall® creme to snowflakes with small brush. Let set 15 minutes. Return creme to bottle (it's reusable) and carefully wash ornament to remove remaining creme. Remove Etchmask.
Pour Roxs™ into Snappy Tray™, Pour about 1/4” inside ornament so snowman is sitting in a snow pile.
Apply Diamond Glaze™ to bottom of ornament, dip into clear glass Roxs. Let dry.
Add ribbon hanger and bow to top of ornament.

Suggested materials:

  • Glass ball ornament  (Michael's Arts & Crafts)
  • White Makin's Clay®  (
  • Snowman cutters, Snowflake texture sheet  (
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