I **** LOVE**** Christmas Kitsch. I really do. The tackier the better. Maybe it takes me back to my childhood. Not that it was considered tacky then. But I have always had a little flair for the tackier side of things. My mother tries to blame it on my grandmother (my dad’s mom) but I am not so sure. She has been known to have her share of tacky outfits. Well, to be perfectly honest more than her share. LOL
It seems like I work on Christmas projects year round. With magazine work it is generally 6 months out. Many times more, especially for Christmas. I have come to not mind it so much. I had a lot of fun with this one. I want to call him Fred. Fred the snowman. Naming pieces is not common practice – he just look like he needed a name.
The crystals are Prima. His mouth is a remnant of a much larger one that did not fit on a card. I save all the good scraps. You never know when you will need a tiny random piece. Again, the SMOOCH came out. The dots on the felt party hat and his cheeks dried very quickly. I did heat set the clay snowflakes.