Thursday 17 December 2015

Peace with Jelissa

Hello friends, we are just a week away from Christmas!

Hope you're finishing up those last minute shopping and getting ready for the merry making and catching a break from a whole year's work.

Today I'm up on the blog to share a winter layout with you. Coming from tropical Singapore, I've always had a deep fascination for winter - the cuddling around the fire on a winter night, holding hot cocoa in my hands and with my loved ones around me sharing warmth and laughter. Winter is such a time for families.

Here is my page:

I love the world looks like when it wakes up from a night of snow. Everything is covered in a soft white blanket and all is quiet and peaceful. I found that photo from the internet because it conveyed such a sense of serenity. I tried to do a monochrome layout with varying shades of grey by mixing matt black paint with white in different amounts. I also painted with Chalk Grey mist and Old Silver metallic paint to obtain those gradations in color. Underneath the painting is stenciling some snowflakes with a paste I made from Magic Powder and White and Silver glitter. When it dries, it leaves a beautiful iridescent finish. I also made splatters with my black and white matt paints.

Some closeups: 

My title piece is from Winter Tales chipboard words and I painted it with White Silver glitter paint, followed by the leftover paste I used for the stenciling in the background. The snowflake chipboard underneath was treated the same way. 

After all the paint and paste is dried, I went over another layer with modeling paste for words to create that subtle contrast in the background.

To add on more texture, I sprinkled glass glitter, plastic microspheres and sealed them with liquid medium. I would have happily added silver microspheres as well if only I could find them in the tornado of scrap supplies on my desk. This is what happens when you get so caught up in crafting that you forget about packing up!

With that, this is all I have to share for today. Hope you like what I have created. Happy crafting!

13@rts products used:
Mist Chalk - Chalk Grey, Modeling paste 120mlAyeeda Paint METALLIC! Old SilverAyeeda Paint - White & Silver GlitterAyeeda Paint - Matte BlackAyeeda Paint - Matte WhiteMAGIC! PowderPlastic microspheresMedium acrylic liquid - Liquid Acrylic MediumClear Gesso - acrylic primer 120mlWhite Gesso - acrylic primer 120mlTekturką / Chipboard Winter Tales wordsMask-Stencil "Greetings" 

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