Step 3. I covered each ball with cheesecloth . To do this, I dabbed a generous amount of ModPodge (or whatever medium you are using) onto the foam. Once the foam is covered, I then dabbed more Modpodge over the cheesecloth. Gobs of it, actually. The key is to make sure you do not have a lot of excess cheesecloth on the back of the foam. It needs to lie flat on to canvas and excess cheesecloth could cause snowman chaos.
Why did I cover the foam with cheesecloth? Great question. So glad you asked. I certainly could have left the foam uncovered on my canvas. It's white and looks like a snowball...but I'm trying to think long term. Seasonal storage may not be particularly kind to raw Styrofoam from year to year. I do not want to risk little pieces being picked off and having dents in my foam.
Step 7. Snowman hat - I had to create a custom hat for my snowman. I cut a piece of fabric that was pretty thin - this is almost like mesh. It bends and forms easily. I molded it to my snowman's head and held in place with straight pins till I had the shape I wanted.
Step 8. Continue to embellish with Petaloo's gorgeous flowers. I used Petaloo Botanica Sugared Mini-Burgundy , Petaloo Botanica Blooms White 1102100 some older Poinsettias in Red Vintage Velvet Poinsettias 1137005 mixed with Petaloo Botanica Regal Gold RS5010-002/4 and Petaloo Pine Pick with Cones. I pulled apart the pine-cones from the pick and added them here and there as wonderful seasonal accents.
After the creation was completed, I dabbed snowflake paste around the canvas for a frosty look.
Petaloo Botanica Blooms White 1102100
Petaloo Botanica Sugared Mini-Burgundy 1131-120
Petaloo Vintage Velvet Poinsettias 1137005 Red
Petaloo Botanica Regal Gold RS5010-002/4
Petaloo Pine Pick with Cones -RS1146-000/6
Petaloo Brown Berry Sprays
FloraCraft Foam Balls - Assorted 6pc #BA43252HB
FloraCraft Diamond Dust
ModPodge Matte Paper Finish
Aileens Tacky Spray Adhesive
Prima Snowflake Paste
Gingham Ribbon - Brown
Red Plaid Ribbon from stash
8x10 Canvas Board
LemonCraft - 12x12 Gossamer Blue paper
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch