I found this picture of a little cottage in the snow on the Internet. I looked to wintry I decided to print it off and make a mixed media project.
What an idyllic little scene. Wouldn't you just love to be curled up by the fire with a good book. At least as long as someone else had to shovel the snow.
I printed the picture out at 4" by 6". And chose an 8" x 10" canvas for this project.
To begin I marked out the dimensions of the print on the canvas and decoupaged the print in place.
For the background of the canvas I mixed white and black and a little brown acrylic paint, leaving it marbled.
And painted the canvas.
Next I dabbed on some bronze and silver acrylic paint to the background. I wanted the background to have a stormy appearance.
Using IOD moulds and paper clay I formed a few medallions and borders. Next I painted them black with a soft brush and using white glue I adhered them to the canvas.
I used a ruler to make sure all the borders where square and even.
Once the glue was set I used silver Rub N Buff on the raised areas then used and antique gold to give the trim a little depth and warmth.
And finally I added some crystal Stickles to give the snow a bit of sparkle.
When it was totally dry I glued a piece of latter yarn for a hanger and hung it on my gallery wall. I will probably change it out as the season change.