The only way to have a friend is to be one....Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lil' Primitive "Chalkware" Snowman

This is my Christmas Photo Share today

I stepped out of my "primitive creating box" and
tried something new.  I have never, ever done papier mache art
before...that is until one Saturday a few weeks ago..Maygan and I decided to try.

She still hasn't finished her Snowman on a Stick yet...but yesterday I finally finished my creation.

And, here he is...
my Vintage Inspired
"Chalkware" Snowman
now, I know he's not perfect, but I am so happy
with him.
I made him a mache Cone Hat, carved Wooden Nose,
and painted his eyes.
He's quite lumpy & bumpy, LOL
He's antiqued & covered in German Glass Glitter
He's a Joyful Olde Soul, happy as can be
with his very own handmade Feather Tree.

I used an Old Green Wooden Thread Spool for the base, some tiny
prim garland and then decoupaged paper letters to spell
J~O~Y    ...   on the tree trunk

Thank you so much for stopping by my Photo Share today.

It is always such a J~O~Y to me when you visit!
Blessings from me to thee,


  1. Morning Traci
    oh, he turned out perfect~ your a pro!!! love him~

  2. He is adorable!!! Great job!!


  3. Turned out wonderful! Has the perfect prim look.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  4. Isn't it awesome when something turns out great! Can't say that for all of my crafting ventures. LOL. I would never guess he's made from paper mache! Great job on your new snowman!

    Christmas blessings!

  5. Ohh Traci, he is just wonderful! Well Done! I Love Him!

  6. Traci, I think he turned out great. He doesn't look like paper mache, how neat. Thanks for sharing.
    Country at heart

  7. Oh my Traci!! He 's fabulous!! Prim perfect!!

    Have a great day~Becky

  8. Now Traci that's just the cutest lumpy bumpy Snowman I've ever seen...! Love his little Feather Tree... Seems stepping out of the box was more fun then expected with awesome results.. that's what I like about stepping out of the box ya just never Know what will happen till ya do it..

    Thanks for all your prayers for me they sure do help...

    Have a Great week!

    Christmas Blessings

  9. OMG! He's wonderful! You did such a great job! I love him, you should definitely make more and put on your selling blog!!

  10. I'm with Kitty..drop whatever it is you are doing and get more of these made for your selling blog! He is absolutely perfect...I MUST have!!!! I was just thinking I need more winter snowmen etc. The ones I have are more cutesy country...and I want prim. My house always seems so empty after I take down the Christmas decor!

  11. Wow Traci - he is perfect to me! You are so talented and have such a vision for that special vintage look that we all love so much! (Like your header and music!) ~*~Lisa

  12. Oh my Goodness, Traci! He is adorable! I want one! Will you be making these to sell?
    He is prim-perfect.

  13. No, he's not perfect, he's PRIM PERFECT! I do believe you could make anything you wanted to :o)
    Stay crafty my friend!

  14. Oh yikes...I can see it now - a whole line of Traci Stoddard vintage-inspired sculptures!! Just like Bethany Lowe! I love this guy!!! You're too good for your own good I swear! ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  15. Oh my gosh...he is just adorable!!! Love him! I've been wanting to try paper clay...did you just use paper or clay as well? Would love to see a tutorial! :) patti

  16. Love your snowman! Excellent job on your first try at papier mache! Love the glitter too, he looks like an antique!
    Olde Crow Mercantile

  17. this might just be a new niche for you my talented friend you never cease to amaze me ! :0)

  18. Traci, I think he IS perfect, love his lumps and bumps! Fabulous job and I love his feather tree too, you are too inventive woman! Thanks for sharing as always, Deb

  19. Traci, I think he IS perfect, love his lumps and bumps! Fabulous job and I love his feather tree too, you are too inventive woman! Thanks for sharing as always, Deb

  20. Traci, your snowman is just awesome and the tree is just too cute! You are so creative! TFS...

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  21. Wonderful job on your snowman Traci!!!
    He turned out awesome!!! I like the tree too!
    Prim Blessings


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