Sunday, 29 November 2015

Art Journal

This morning we've had heavy snow, followed by brilliant sunshine and blue skies - so the perfect time to share this journal page.
The watercolour tree was part of a panel I painted for a Christmas card last year but unfortunately I made a mess of it.  Cutting this piece out was perfect for the page.
I started by using white texture paste and Tim Holtz tree bark stencil to form the tree on the left of the page, which I brushed lightly with DI Weathered Wood and used for all the stamping.  It's a very pale grey-blue which was perfect for the wintery look I wanted.

Just off centre I randomly stamped some pine trees to convey a snowy mountainside.A few large snowflakes and the sentiment finished the page.


Sunday, 22 November 2015

Scandi Snowflake

I always buy a couple of home interiors magazines at Christmas as they're full of ideas for decorating the home with festive cheer.  A free gift with one magazine was this wooden snowflake, just crying out for a makeover.

So armed with some red acrylic paint, white embossing powder and some stamps I transformed it into this. Much better and obviously both sides are the same.
I used a swirl stamp to heat emboss the white pattern.  The sentiment was stamped onto white card, sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Sugar Maple.  I used a Darkroom Door word block stamp and DI Festive Berries and edged it with some Stickles in Ice.