Saturday 17 December 2016

Winter Wonderland

So for this challenge Winter Wonderland at Mixed Media World i continued with drawing onto a background and coloring with my prismacolor pencil crayons- my new tool obsession.  It started here

I sprayed onto watercolor paper with Maya Mister Huey's and water, just wanted very loose watercolor paint effect.  Next i found an image i like on the net and drew it onto the page.  Color with prismacolor pencil crayons.  These pencil crayons blend beautifully.  Now at this point i debated if i was going to leave as a drawing or create a page.

I added more.  Started with adding a texture with modeling paste and harlequin stencil.  Next painted with Lindy's Whale Watch Blue.

Next add another layer of texture by inking with iced spruce distress ink through a flowered stencil. Then randomly stamp with black archival ink and texture stamps around harlequin pattern.
Now several new layers.  First sprinkle Stampendous aged ivory embossing enamel on/ around harlequin pattern.  Heat from bottom- I like to do this so i don't need to use a embossing ink. Next splatter with Lindy's Whale Watch Blue, then while it is still wet spritz with water- it will slightly blur like water splashing onto a flat surface.  Repeat this step with Lindy's Golden Doubloons.  Outline around harlequin pattern with a black pen.

Rip up some cardboard, expose some corrugated liner.  Paint with white gesso, then spread translucent crackle glaze on cardboard.  Allow to dry completely.

Paint cardboard with a combination of Lindy's Whale Watch Blue, Lindy's Clam Bake Beige, and Prima Green Opal Magic mica powder mixed with water.  To define the crack more I slightly wet the tip of a brown water color pencil and colored cracks.  I rubbed in with my fingertip then wipe off the excess from top.  I have been reading Scraps of Elegance Blog by Joyce Kers, this is where i read about this technique.  This blog is fantastic for ideas and inspiration.

Next add microbeads into corrugated layer- use gel medium to glue on it dries clear.  Don't they look magical?  Not pictured here- i inked the outside edges with ground espresso distress ink.

Next i painted texture chipboard with white gesso and while it was still damp sprayed with Mister Huey's Manila color mist, now while that is still wet sprinkle with clear embossing powder.  Heat set embossing powder.
I don't have a picture of it but i rubbed alchemy paint opal magic rose gold paint along top- gives it a nice pearlized shimmer.

Here are the elements pulled together.  I cut out stars from cardstock and colored with Lindy's Clam Bake Beige and Golden Doubloons.  Add my favorite circle mesh texture bits behind cardboard. The picture is from my mom's family photos I love old black and white photos.  I wanted to added a little shimmer and lighten up the circle mesh bits so I lightly painted with Prima green opal magic mica powder with water.  Finally (yes one last step) spatter photo cluster with water down acrylic paint. I like to water down the its splatters easier.

Next the close ups.
This was a fun project, love the final look a mix of grunge/ distress, fine art and sparkle.


  1. That is very interesting, I quite like it a lot!!

  2. Love love LOVEEEEEEEE this!!!!!

  3. Phenomenal!

  4. Hands down, one of my favorite pieces EVER! This has all the right elements! You are amazing!

  5. Absolutely stunning

    Its good to be back blogging

    Happy New Year

    Hilda xx

  6. Very beautiful and original! Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media World.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous. I love it.

  8. I knew this just HAD to be a winner! Congratulations!

  9. wow. i am in love with your work.