Friday 18 November 2016

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

Here's a canvas board with a snowy Christmas theme. However the background was made months ago and just left in a box, so I've hauled it out to use as a Christmas easel card.

I think the process steps to re-create this backgroud are something like -
- I began with some gesso scraped and dabbed on, dried and then texture paste added through a stencil.
- I probably dipped and dried layers of distress inks and the colours look like snowy sky, tea dye, pumice stone and vintage photo.

I stamped the image from Tim's new Scribble Woodlands set using three archival ink pads, olive green, watering can and coffee and cut round it. The clock was cut from gold card, daubed with sand paste, dried and watery washes of paynes gray, raw umber and quinacridone gold added to it. I also died some seam binding with stormy sky, stamped the sentiment and found the skate charm to dangle from the ribbon.

I watercoloured the stamped image with some of the distress inks before adding it to the card with foam pads to lift it a bit.

I wanted this to be a real winter wonderland so I added loads of DecoArt snow-tex to get the effects I wanted. It scraped beautifully over the textured clock.

I even added some to the skate after I had painted it with burnt umber media fluid acrylic paint and ribbed some silver spark metallic lustre over the blade.

Even the ribbon got a dusting of it too.

Here you can see the easel which allows it stand.

With the background already made this only took me a couple of hours ... that's amazing for me lol.

I really would love it to be a white Christmas, but there's very little chance of that here in the south of the UK - so I carry on 'dreaming'.

Thanks for stopping by and if you are at Mixology this weekend, see you this evening or tomorrow. I shall be driving up this morning so that I can help get it all ready.

Enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned.

hugs Brenda xxx