I have another frosty winter scene to share today, and of the three I’ve shared this week, this one might be my favourite. The reason is that the scenery round here sometimes looks like this in winter. I will admit the moon is rarely that big but when freezing rain creates a layer of ice on top of snow the fields look very shiny and reflective.
As with the previous two projects I used hot pressed watercolour paper. I placed the panel in my stamp positioner 1mm from the top edge then stamped the ‘restful’ stamp in versamark ink. Next I moved the panel up so it was flush against the top edge of the stamp positioner and stamped the tree in versafine onyx black and the rest of the stamp in versafine smokey grey. I then embossed the panel in clear powder. By moving the panel just 1mm up between the two impressions I was able to create the look of snow on top of the branches and fences and uneven ground.
I decided to go for a super moon so I die cut a large circle from frisket film then sliced off a section to create a straight edge. I pressed it down firmly above the horizon. This time I used brusho to add colour to my scene but filled the sky area first with water then sprinkled prussian blue, dark brown and just a touch of yellow onto the damp paper. I tilted the paper or used a paintbrush to guide the colours to where I wanted them then let it dry completely.
I used same method and colours below the horizon but kept them more diluted especially in the area below the moon. Once that was dry I removed the mask and added diluted blue paint to the moon. I almost didn’t add a sentiment but I ended up using two little stamps from ‘festive snippets’embossed in white powder. To finish I added stars with white gel pen then attached the panel to a white card base. If you are a local you might see why this reminds me of the farmer’s fields along Fallowfield…
Stamps: restful, festive snippets
versafine onyx black, versafine smokey grey
Uniball signo white gel pen
Hot pressed watercolour paper, neenah solar white cardstock
Brusho paint: prussian blue, dark brown, yellow
Also: clear embossing powder, white embossing powder, frisket film