Monday, March 5, 2018

The Taste of Snow

One more photo from last December’s Christmas Tree Hunt: I just had to scrap this image of Mr. V. catching snowflakes on his tongue.

Still trying to make a dent in my pile of pattern paper, I chose to start with another sheet from FabScraps’ Timeless Travel collection – Stamp. This is a darker sheet with a bold design, not exactly suitable for an image that would get lost with that background, so after applying a base coat of clear gesso to make it sturdier and to give it some “teeth”, I used a silicone brush to coat it with watered-down gesso to tone it down. Next, I applied crackle paste through a stencil and set it aside to dry.
Meanwhile, I cut a 6” square from the center of a Bo Bunny sheet. (This is a great way to stretch your paper supplies; you can have an undersheet and still be able to create matting and small border strips.) I trimmed the square to form one of the matting layers and used a border punch on the resulting strips.
After distressing the edges of the FabScraps sheet, I adhered it to the undersheet and arranged my photo and matting layers off to one side. More of my stash – a package of silver snowflakes – proved to be just a tad bit shiny, so before gluing them on with E6000, I toned them down with an application of Metallique Wax.

A big, big thanks to my wonderful Daughter-In-Law for the photo of her Little Guy.


FabScraps – Timeless Travel Collection – Stamp #C31-005A
Bo Bunny – Rose CafĂ© Collection – Heirloom #17201691
FabScraps – Timeless Travel Collection – Reed #C31-004A
Silver Charms – Snowflake
Prima – Art Basics – Gesso – Clear #961466
Prima – Art Extravagance – Texture Paste – White Crackle #961503
Golden – Gesso
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Hickory Smoke
Prima – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Old Silver #963996
Prima – Finnabair Elementals – 12 x 12 Stencil – Bubbles #960445
Martha Stewart – Punch Around the Page – Craft Punch Set – Double Loops 
Prima – Ingvild Bolme – Distressing Tool
Prima – Art Basics – Mixed Media Silicone Brush – 1”

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

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