Patricia Reese
Patricia Reese
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  • Newark, DE
Asked on Oct 24, 2017

How do I paint a primitive snowman on an old coffee pot?

Liz TooneJanet PanosShoshana
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  • Liz Toone
    on Oct 24, 2017

    I'm going to assume that the coffee pot is no longer going to be used to make coffee. Using white acrylic paint, paint three circles each one getting a little smaller than the one before it, the biggest one being on the bottom. Fill the circles with white paint and let it dry. Draw a face on the snowman: two black circles for eyes, one sideways slim triangle to represent a carrot for the nose and several black circles in a :-) for the mouth . Next paint a top hat at an angle on the snowman's head and paint a colorful scarf around it's neck. Finally draw 2 twigs from the middle circle outward on each side representing the snowman's arms. There are lots of illustrations of snowman on the net. You can find one to copy from.
    • Patricia Reese
      on Oct 24, 2017

      Thanks for your response. I know how to paint the snowman but I’m asking how to give it the primitive look.
  • Janet Panos
    on Oct 24, 2017

    Hello! There are free stencils online for individuals to print out. Just go to Google and type in free snowman stencils to print. Apply one to your coffee pot and paint!
    • Patricia Reese
      on Oct 24, 2017

      Thanks for your answer. I know how to paint the snowman but I don’t know how to give it the primitive or antique look like the ones I’m seeing on Pinterest. Any ideas?
  • Shoshana
    on Oct 24, 2017

    Sounds really cool! Can't wait to see the finished product!

  • Janet Panos
    on Oct 24, 2017

    Hello — the secret to making craft items appear to be vintage or to have a rustic quality is to apply Modpodge antique matte finish. Your local craft store has it. There are tutorials online that show the process. It is also the perfect application if transferring a snowman to the coffeepot rather than using a stencil. Good luck.
  • Liz Toone
    on Oct 24, 2017

    Maybe think in terms of how a small child might paint it.
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