Happy Boxing Day!
Had enough turkey yet? Today we’re on cold Turkey and potato salad German style. But before I crack on with celebrations and family affairs, I thought we’d look at a picture of what Christmas weather is like in my deluded mind.
Remember this snowed in scene? Not this Christmas! Certainly not here in the south of England!
But please allow me to briefly explain how this picture was created.
Using your Black Archival inkpad, stamp the Snowed in Clarity scene directly onto an A6 double-sided adhesive sheet, and attach it to an A6 piece of white card.
Flip to the back, and use a scalpel blade to scribe the lineart. Create a little scene, with hills and a moon (I did the moon by lifting that particular piece of wax paper off completely and using a punch.
Then piece by piece, lift off the wax paper and add Perfect Pearls. You can mix and blend colours to create new colours. I lay down the silver and white mica powder where I want snow first.
Then add blues to create sky and shade.
When the whole wintery landscape is finished, buff it with a tissue
Finally, add an A6 sheet of acetate. Perfect
And what’s the betting that we see snowy scenes like this a month from now, when we are trying to get to work?!
Let’s spare a thought and a prayer for those poor people
who wish they had a house to live in.
Sometimes I get caught up in such banal piffle, that I forget how very, very lucky we really are.
with love from