Emerald Creek Dare's New challenge is winding up, but I wanted to enter using my newly found technique using plastic wrap on my background as well as my new Distress sprays,Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch. I also used my new Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder on my focal snowflake. I just recently saw a blogger use plastic wrap over sprays, and I cannot for the life of me remember where I saw that. I'm so sorry I can't give credit where credit is due. I'm not sure if I did it the same as they did, either. I applied gesso to my panel and dried it thoroughly. Next I sprayed with Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch, misted with water and laid plastic wrap over top. I scrunched the wrap, and left to dry overnight. When dry, it leaves this incredible frosted look; at least it did on this.
My Tim Holtz snowflake was made using the embossing folder only. I painted Picket Fence Distress paint with a brush into the recesses of the folder and embossed my panel. I swiped on more Picket Fence once embossed and sprinkled and heat embossed with my new Soft Fallen Snow. This stuff is incredible, and truly looks as if a fresh sprinkling of snow has been left on your project. It's quite sparkly, too, but like most glitters, it's quite camera shy!
Dies: Tim Holtz Layered Snowflake and Snowflake Duo (embossing folders only) Stamps: Tim Holtz Mini Handwritten Holidays, Wordsworth (Pinebranch) Stencil: Tim Holtz Snowflakes Paints/Inks/Sprays: Distress ink: Broken China, Blueprint Sketch Archival Cobalt Distress Spray stain: Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch Distress paint: Picket Fence, Wilted Violet Embossing Powder: Emerald Creek Soft Fallen Snow
The back panel is embossed with Snowflake Duo embossing folder. I swiped with Wilted Violet, then Picket Fence, and used the Snowflakes stencil and a pine branch stamp with Picket Fence. I photographed this indoors under my desk lighting, then outdoors in the sunshine and finally indoors with just the daylight from the window. The color variation is quite remarkable! This really IS blue with a touch of violet! I purposefully left my artwork without dimensional embellishments so I could easily send it through the mail.
I would like to enter my project into the following inspiring challenges:
Paper Sweeties Challenge Inspiration # 39 January 2016 My inspiration comes from the little balls on the icing, the snowflakes, and the lighter blue.
Deep Ocean Challenge # 120 "Something New" New Distress stain sprays, new EC embossing powder, new technique.
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