29 November 2013

A Time of Wonder.....

Hello!
I have a little bright and cheerful Christmas scene to share today....
An alternative Christmas colour scheme, one of my favourite combos of purple and turquoise!
The back and base of my scene are Tando chipboard panels. The back is full size, the base I have chopped up, its probably about half the size of the back. I covered them with gesso, then used acrylic drawing ink as my colour. Simply dripped onto a craft sheet and applied with a sponge. White brayered layers, more ink, stamping and some clear gesso stencilled stars in there too!
My final snowy touch is my go-to Christmas technique, melting white UTEE to give the snow splatter look!
My tree is also coloured with acrylic drawing ink. Top tip whilst doing this is to spray with water first, then the ink disperses so much better! This IS really messy, but the huge plus point is that acrylic ink comes off your hands easily with a little scrubbing. If I had done this with dye inks my hands would have been bright purple for days!
I gently sponged a little Glossy Accents over the ends of the branches, and added some Peacock Feathers distress glitter over the top for a cool contrasting look!
The base was coloured in exactly the same way as the back. I joined the two together, then glued down the tree. I added my Rub On phrase to some white card, then cut it out and used it banner style by the tree...
I feel more purple trees coming on...really love that colour!!!
Trish xx




5 comments:

hey|dru said...

that looks great! really like it.
hey|dru

butterfly said...

What a wonderful hit of colour!
Alison x

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful! I love the colours.

chris said...

Love the two colours on this project

lyn brown said...

I was wondering what to do with my little pack of christmas trees....thanks trish, shall be giving this a go today :)