Sunday, December 18, 2016

Mixed Media Winter Wonderland

Hi, it's Karen and I am bringing a beautiful Mixed Media winter wonderland wall hanging to share today.  The Robin's Nest Dew Drops were the perfect addition to embellish snowflakes and truly make them one of a kind.
The base for the wall hanging is a Robin's Nest product called CanvasStock.  It is a unique surface because it is combination of cardstock that has been coated with a plastic film.  CanvasStock has the qualities of fabric as there is a subtle linen texture and it remains flexible when paint is applied. Therefore, CanvasStock is great for all Mixed Media projects.  Use paints, mists, rubber stamps, cardstock, Dew Drops, ribbons, and more to create wonderful Mixed Media projects. CanvasStock is available in seven different patterns

CanvasStock can be found HERE

Robin's Nest Supplies: Trees 12x12" CanvasStock, Water Dew Drops, Silver Bells Dew Drops, Metallic Silver Dew Drops, White Dew Drops, Pearl White Diamond Dew Drops, Aquamarine Diamond Dew Drops, Snow Rub-on, Winter Snowflakes Glitter Chipboard, Dew Dew Glue

Other Supplies: Non-Stick Craft Mat (Ranger), Heat Gun (Ranger), Embossing Powder -Seafoam White / White Pearl (Stampendous), Scroll Background Stamp 1766M (Penny Black), Clouds Stamp 0510 (CI Stamping), Bachelor Button Blue Starburst Stain (Lindy's Stamp Gang), VersaMark Ink Pad (Tsukineko), StazOn Black Ink (Tsukineko), Texture Paste (Ranger), Sticky Snippets -circle (Joggles), Capri Blue Glimmer Mist 22257(Tattered Angels), Brilliance Pigment Ink Moonlight White / Pearlescent Sky Blue / Platinum Planet (Tsukineko), White Gelly Roll Pen (Sakura), Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders (Ranger), Snowflake Clear Stamp Set (Recollections), Clear Mounting Block (Inkadinkado), Stardust Stickles Glitter Glue (Ranger), Crackle Glossy Accents (Ranger)


1. Apply Joggles Sticky Snippet Circle to the Trees CanvasStock. This will protect the CanvaSstock from the mists and become the moon in the scene. Press around the edges firmly to ensure no paint sneaks under the edges.
2. Tear a piece of cardstock and use it to mask the lower 1/4 of the layout. This paper is used to protect the CanvasStock from unwanted color. Spray CanvasStock with an assortment of blue sprays to cover the top 3/4 of the page. Use a heat gun to speed up the drying time.

3. When dry, carefully remove the Joggles Sticky Snippet and attach it to a piece of cardstock. Color the circle of exposed natural CanvasStock with yellow. Smudge the yellow slightly onto the surrounding blue to give the moon a glowing golden aura. 
4. Apply white ink to the edges to build dimension and shading. Next, apply VersaMark Ink randomly & unevenly to the outer 1/2" edge of the moon using a cotton bud. Heat set with Pearl White Embossing Powder. When dry, apply another thinner edging of VersaMark Ink and heat set with Seafoam White Embossing Powder.
5. Apply three snowflakes rub-ons from the Robin's Nest Snow Rub On set to the upper portion. Wipe over the CanvasStock with a destatic cloth before stamping three flourish clusters with VersaMark Ink. Next, heat set with Seafoam White Embossing Powder.  Apply Bachelor Button Blue Starburst Stain to color the sky concentrating it darker along the edges.

6.   Use black Stazon Ink to stamp clouds in the sky.  Next, apply the sledding children between the trees and use Platinum Planet Ink and a sponge applicator to make sledding tracks in the snow. Use a pallet knife to smear a thin coating of white texture paint diagonally across the page.  
7. While the paint is wet, gently press a snowflake stamp into the texture paint. There is no ink used at this stage because the stamp is creating texture. When it is removed, paint is taken off the page leaving a depression in the paint. Clean the stamp off before making the next impression. Set aside for the paint to thoroughly dry. TIP: If you are not satisfied with the stamped texture, just smear more texture paint over the area and try again.

8. Stamp small snowflakes onto the CanvasStock using Moonlight White & Pearlescent Sky Blue Brilliance Ink. Next, use second generation stamping technique to stamp with Jet Black Stazon Ink. (ink up the stamp and stamp the 1st impression on scrap paper (not needed) without re-inking, stamp the 2nd time directly onto the project. This results in a lighter image and adds depth to the scene.

9. Apply white texture paint to random areas of the ground of the forest to look like piles of snow.

10. Finally, embellish the texture paint snowflake impressions with Clear Dimensional Glaze, Crackle Glaze, and Stardust Stickles Glitter Glue. Adhere 3D snowflakes, Round Dew Drop Gems, and Diamond Dew Drop Gems.

A Closer Look:

To purchase the supplies for this project, visit The Robin's Nest.

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To learn more about our designer Karen and see more of her projects, visit her blog Art & Soul.

So glad that you stopped by, thanks for visiting!


Charity said...

Love all the types of snowflakes!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Great tutorial!! Very fun and creative too!

Michelle Wells said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!

Michelle Wells said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!

Colleen LoVette said...

Just gorgeous.

Tracy F. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

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