‘Tis the Christmas season. Combine that with the Winter Wonderland Kit available on Crafty Link I had to get to work. This wintery, romantic kit is perfect for art featuring the solemn reflections brought forth with the season or frolicking in the snow.
One of the images reminded me of a Victorian wallpaper. That lead to a peaceful evening in a warm living room. Some of the papers also led to a feel of ‘pine boughs’. I printed the background on some light weight paper, and the ‘pine’ on heavy green card stock.
Using some light molding paste and a crafter’s workshop stencil I created a wood grain on some cardstock then painted it in a dark brown. Cutting out the brown papers into strips, I formed them into a window frame then used yet another pattern from the kit as the background in my window. I added crackle medium to my window panes then layered paint, wiping it off and layering it on again until I was happy with the way the window looked.
While my window was drying I applied the ‘wallpaper’ to a sheet of heavy watercolor paper and layered on dark paints to tone down the colors a little. (After all, it is a night time scene as you will soon see…). I then outlined the area my tree would be using a light color of paint, and I added paint to give the idea of a wall and a floor.
Once I was happy with my background I applied my window then began to layer in my tree. First I used some Distress Crackle for the trunk. I like using this for the trunk because the crackles can add a tree trunk texture. Once it was dry I used a dark brown paint to add in the trunk detail and red to add my tree skirt.
I tore the green paper I had printed my downloaded paper on into irregular triangles, making sure I had some rough edges to work with. Using a combination of gel medium, brown acrylic paint and green Tattered Angles Glimmer Glam I layered piece after piece to create my tree, and when it was done I added dots of paints to my tree for lights. Finally I used acrylic paint, gel pens, glitter and watercolors to add a star at the top of my tree.
Finally, seeing I had a blank area on my canvas I added a fireplace with a cozy fire and some final trimming to my tree and my window.
Once I was happy there I used a gel pen and a sharpie to add the words “O Holy Night” to the creation. I hope you enjoy this piece. I am looking forward to sharing with you the other pieces I have in the works!