Snowman Dip Chiller

By  Chris Thornton-Deason 

  • Snowman Dip Chiller
  • Fluffy Pumpkin Dip Chiller
  • Kahlua Fruit Dip
  • Peppermint Dip


  • 2-piece Ceramic Dip Chiller (#6674) from Maryland China
  • DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels: Avocado, Lamp Black, Bright Orange, Honey Brown, Napa Red, Sand, Tuscan Red, White


  • Brushes: Royal & Langnickel Aqualon: Glaze Wash, Series R2700, 3/4”; Shader, Series R2150, #4, #6, #12; Script Liner, Series R2585, #1
  • DecoArt Laurie Spelt’z Instant Images Duo-Tool, 1/4”
  • Assorted snowflakes stencil

Basic Supplies

  • newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Snowman Dip Chiller

  • Artist's Tips
  • 1. When painting on glass, allow first coat to dry thoroughly before applying additional coats.
  • Preparation
  • 1. Use glaze wash to base dip chiller surface Avocado. Let dry thoroughly.
  • 2. Holding stencil lightly in place and using Duo-Tool, tap brush with mix of White + tch. of Sand to randomly stencil snowflakes of choice over green background. Use same mix to spatter entire surface.
  • 3. For bowl, use Sand to base 1/2" rim along outer edges; use #12 shader to pat Honey Brown shadow along inner rim edges. Stipple White highlights along outer rim edges. Use liner to paint Avocado band.
  • 4. Print out pattern; transfer basic details onto one side of dip chiller.
  • Snowman and Snow
  • 1. Use appropriate size brush and Sand to base snow and snowman. Use #12 shader to pat Honey Brown shadows on each. Use White to stipple highlights on top of snow and center of snowman.
  • Snowman
  • 1. Use #6 shader to base scarf and hatband Tuscan Red. Use #4 shader to create Bright Orange stripes on scarf; use liner and mix of Bright Orange + tch. of White to line highlights on stripes. Use #4 shader and Napa Red to pat shadows on scarf and to shade each end of hatband. Use highlight mix to paint highlight stroke on hatband.
  • 2. Use Black to paint facial features, buttons, and hat. Use liner and White to highlight dot eyes and buttons, and to stroke highlights on hat.
  • 3. Use liner and mix of Honey Brown + tch. of Black to paint twig arms. Use same brush and White to dab "snow".
  • 4. Use liner and Bright Orange to base nose; shade Tuscan Red at base. Use #4 shader and mix of White + Tuscan Red to pat cheeks.
  • Finishing
  • 1. Allow paint to cure 21 days or allow painted project to dry 48 hours. Place in cold oven, set temperature to 325°, and bake for 30 minutes; turn off oven and crack open door. Allow project to cool before removing. (Note: Painted surfaces are not intended for direct contact with food.)