06 December 2015

The 12 Designers Of Christmas - Designer # 3 Clare Messenger and Let it snow!

Hello all, it's Clare here today bringing you a bit of christmas bling! Now some of you may curse me asking for snow but it seems that ever since my mum embellished us with sledges one christmas, we have had none. Living on the South West coast of England the white fluffy stuff just flows over us and we are left with a mere smattering.
So to encourage a seasonal flurry here is a litle wintery project I put together.
For this project I used:
Distress crackle paint rock candy

With this project I added the texture with a stencil after that was dry I assembled the Prima wood icons in a box and chosen artifacts with a hot glue gun. Then I gave everything a coat of black gesso. Once dried I dry brushed over my blackened project using Dina Wakely paints. I gave my wintery project a coat of distress crackle paint and once again waited for it to dry.
Out with the glue gun again but this time to add in some dots which will soon become beautiful pearls once I dust over with Finnibair art ingedients mica powders.

Thank you for stopping by today.

With lots of christmas crafty hugs,
Clare x x x

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16 comments:

dragonriding said...

Love this idea and roll on next year when will try loads of ideas, great inspiration on this site....(Yes, I am wishing the time away) No time for this year....

Wrightboysmum said...

I like this, the black gesso gives it a lovely depth.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Amazing creation!! Love this mixed media textured piece,

Craftyfield said...

Gosh Clare you've been channelling your inner Finnabair... The sheen and textures are gorgeous!

Karen Petitt said...

Loving every little detail on this and it so gorgeous Karen x

Caroline said...

Wow, absolutely stunning! I don't do Christmas but adore snow. Like for you, living in southern England, it's a rarity.
This piece is mixed media lushness. Great style.
Had no idea about 12 designers, no time at mo' to keep up with anything crafty. Will do my best for this opportunity & of course inspiration! This piece is definitely that...C

Glennis said...

A fabulous creation - just gorgeous!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is fabulous - such wonderful textures! Wishing you snow this Winter!

Renee said...

This is so pretty, I love all the textures.

Ann Bletcher said...

Don't like snow, but I love your art work and it's given me a few ideas for late Christmas presents.

Jane said...

Beautiful colours and snowy texture

Linda said...

Love this .... so much detail and the colours are amazing! xx

Dawn Louise said...

Awesome project. Lots of lovely detail and the colours mingle into a dreamy effect. Superb x

Giorgia Rossini said...

awesome project!

Gemma Maggs said...

Gorgeous muted colours and fab detail xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous dimensional piece of decor. I love the touches of crackle and the wood icons. This piece looks so tactile, I love pieces that make you want to reach out and touch them. Tracy x