I started by adding gesso to my chipboard panel using the seal from the bottle as my applicator. It had a lot of product on it, and I didn't want to waste it, so I dabbed it over my chipboard base. It gave an interesting texture, so I covered the entire surface using this blotting technique. While the gesso was still wet, I added my new mica flakes from Recollections. Once dry, I added texture paste through Tim Holtz Snowflakes stencil and sprinkled with my new Clear Matte Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek. I allowed the paste to dry, and then melted the powder with my heat gun.
I layered on lots of sprays including Tattered angels Bell Bottom Jeans and Electric Blue (my new color), my new Distress Blueprint Sketch spray stain, and Perfect Pearl Turquiose spray mist. When thoroughly dry, I added some stamping and embossing using some tiny Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz and Hero Arts snowflake stamps, Watering Can Archival ink, Hickory Smoke Distress ink and Ranger Embossing Dabber and my new Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek. I also stamped Tim Holtz trees from his Merry Christmas set using Watering Can Archival ink.
My Tim Holtz Layered Snowflake was painted with Brushed Pewter and Black Soot Distress paints. I heated the paint until it bubbled and then embossed with the accompanying embossing folder. I cut one in black paper as well, to add as a shadow.
My new chipboard "Let It Snow" was embossed using Soft Fallen Snow. I used my DecoArt snowwriter along the top and added more Soft Fallen Snow and heated with my heat gun. I love the gorgeous texture achieved with the Soft Fallen Snow, much like fresh fallen snow! And it glistens like fresh snow in sunshine! Too bad Mr. I (my phone's camera) is not picking up the gorgeous sparkle!
I took this last shot on a white background so you can see I backed my panel with a chipboard panel painted with black gesso. Sad to say this is one of those projects that has to be seen in person to really appreciate. It just does not photograph well.
I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:
Die Cut Divas New Technique, Die, Stamp, Colors New Color-electric Blue and Blueprint Sketch; new technique to add texture and glimmer to background, othe new products. Die: Tim Holtz Layered Snowflake.
Happy Little Stampers January Mixed Media Challenge Stamps: Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Stampin' Up Stencil: Tim Holtz
Paper Sweeties Inspiration # 30 January 2016 Inspiration comes from the softer blue the dark contrast of the cupcake bottom, the snowflake, and the glitter.
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