The Melted Snowman ornament
|Melted Snowman Ornament I call 'Spring'|
For everyone that's asked for the instructions for the Melted Snowman Ornament I call 'Spring'
This cute little ornament is a hit, sometimes takes a while for some to get it..... but funny when they do.....
What you need:
-fill-able plastic ornament
-gum paste and colouring: brown, black, orange
|what you need to make a Melted Snowman Ornament|
Make your gum paste colours, you don't need a lot!. Mix a quarter size ball of brown (for the 2 arms), same for the black (for eyes, mouth) and a dime size for the carrot nose.
Roll a ball about thumb nail size, shape it into a stick shape. With scissors cut 2 cuts on one end. With the scissors cut to form 'stick' shapes on the end. Shape to get an arm look. I've attached a picture of the steps.
Also to give a more realistic look, draw some lines down the arm, so it doesn't look as smooth.
|the arms for our snowman|
You can make a small nose or big. Take your desired amount of orange gum paste and roll it into a ball. Continue to roll into a tear shape then a carrot shape. Pinch the end to give it a sharper end. Again to give some more dimension I add lines horizontally and over the whole carrot. Make sure one end is pointed to a carrot shape
With some black gum paste make 4 or 5 small balls for the mouth. For the eyes make 2 and make these bigger than your mouth ones. I don't make them smooth at all so they look like coal.
|eyes and mouth|
You can also add a hat. To make a hat simply take some black gum paste, roll into a ball, then an oval. With your fingers go around one end to make the brim of a hat. Flatten one end. It's tricky to put a hat in the ornament, so I always put it in first and once in I fix it from inside (since most of the time it got squished going in) Add the hat before the sugar so you can work with it while it's inside. Using a stick or gum paste tool work your hat so it's flat on the top and the edge (brim) is going all the way around.
Add the sugar to your ball. I don't measure, but it's about 1/4 of the ornament. To make life easy you can use a paper folded to make a funnel. Or go free hand --- but this is not a neat job!
|add some sugar|
|you can make a funnel out of paper to help put the sugar in|
|add everything you made in with the sugar|
Enjoy and Happy Decorating!