Sunday, 7 December 2014

Let it Snow!

Fantabulous projects from Lou and Jas. Thos lights are stunning and I am so going to use one of the products I've used here to make me some skullflakes.

Excuse the poor pictures but this is a bit of a rushed post as I have not been nearly as productive as my weird sisters when it comes to the Christmas preparations.  The only thing I've managed to do so far are snow globes with a little twist.

Now, there are loads of instructions out there on how to make your own snow globes so I am not going to reinvent the wheel by giving more. All I will say is make sure you have strong waterproof glue, some nice jars (mine were mayonnaise), a few drops of baby oil if you haven't got glycerine, and florescent Fimo clay. For the first globe, the Dr Who snowman (thanks for the inspiration Jas), I modelled it from the florescent Fimo, used a cocktail stick to rough up the surface and make the mouth and eyes, then dipped the cocktail stick in a little black paint to get it into the holes and baked. Thankfully it's a very simple shape as I am no Fimo artist! It's not as sinister as I would have liked but because of the florescent Fimo it has a wonderfully eerie glow in the dark quality when the lights go out and in no way will it induce sweet dreams!

I have tried to capture the glow, but my camera says no. However, the picture below was taken in the dark with no flash and you can still make it out, but the effect in real life is sooooo much better.

The second globe requires no modelling skills at all, other than making a base of the florescent Fimo so that it too glows in the dark.  I sacrificed a couple of Star Wars lego minifigures  to have a stormtrooper in the snow trying to help his buddy who seems to have fallen in head first.  Play around arranging the minifigures, then press their feet into the Fimo before you bake it so you have a better setting for the glue.

I did make a third as an homage to Calvin and Hobbes eggplant casserole snowmen but sadly in my impatience to let the glue dry, one of the snowmen became detatched and is now floaing around in a rather strange fashion! Do experiment and have fun making snow globes with something a little more off the wall than the normal Christmas ones but do wait for the glue to dry too!

I am entering this into the Corrosive Challenge Blog for anything goes. This is also entered into the Altered Eclectics Challenge for the countdown to Christmas.

See you soon.



  1. Oh I did chuckle at the Calvin & Hobbes snowman mental image. These are fabulous - love them!

  2. Another fabulous project, I love the snowman. Thank you for sharing your snow globes with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. So cute! Thanks for joining us over at Altered Eclectics. Hugs, Erin xx