Tuesday 1 December 2015

Create a Scene for CVC

Welcome to December and today I thought I would share this winter shadow box for my DT contribution for Rachel's 'Create a Scene' theme, it was the project we made on the last workshop we held for the year back in early November.

I thoroughly enjoyed designing and teaching this box with all the techniques and 3d elements that are included.

If you look into the background you will see it is textured, crackled and glittered to create that wonderful icy look, even that beautiful regal stag was inked and covered with rock candy distress glitter to make him sparkle, albeit in a rather understated way.  Tim's sleigh die has been used to make a three dimensional carriage for the little collection of goodies inside and the snowflakes are also Tim's and they have been inked, given a coat of gesso and more distress glitter added to them.

You can see in the photo above that the frame has been layered and crackled and then distressed to give it an aged look. The bottle bruh trees have been sprayed, the trophy cup painted and filled with moss and a glittering star and a few other items added to build another little scene.

The stag's head was painted using decoart media fluid acrylic paints and some gesso added to create snow. He was mounted on a board which is a piece of greyboard die-cut and painted to look like a varnished piece of wood.

Now I would like it to snow over the Christmas holiday so that the grandchildren can have some fun on their toboggans and enjoy the winter as it should be enjoyed by youngsters. I know it's not so much fun for us oldies but I still feel the magic when the snow begins to fall, there is something so special when the world turns white.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Do pop over to the CVCC blog to see what other wonderful projects the team have come up with and have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx