Friday, January 9, 2015

Best Friends Snowflake Shrine

Today is a bit warmer....schools were out because of the cold for the last 2 days. But hopefully some of the frigid air has moved on.

We got about 5 inches of snow, but the sun was shining brightly, even thought the windchill reached -30 below.  Therefore, I made a Winter project for 
with gorgeous blues and sparkling snowflakes to brighten the cold winter day.

This is an ATC Snowflake Hutch Shrine from Retro Cafe Art Gallery. They are so cute. I love how the insert creates a little shadow box.

I painted the outsides with Heavy White Gesso to start out.  I added decorative papers to the insides. Then I stamped snowflake stamps with various blue inks.

The front section is coated with Pea Coat Fresco paint. When dry I added a layer of glossy accents, and then Zinc Glass Beads with a gorgeous blue/black Ebony and Ivory Glitter mixed in. The inside has Soft Gloss Gel with Sterling and Pearl Glass Glitter around the corners. The Pearl looks like snow.

The vintage picture of the Best Friends is added to the back section over scrapbook paper. I coated it with Gloss Gel so I could add watercolor pencils around the girls. Then some White Art Sugar to sparkle up the background.

You can see the stamped paper in the picture above on the left.

This shows the outside that I painted white first and then added South Pacific Fresco paint and a bit of water as a wash with a foam square. I really like how it turned out.

The blue snowflakes really stood out on the turquoise background.

The snowflake topper is painted white first and then I sprayed it with turquoise and purple sprays. I drizzled glossy accents around the flakes and added silver Luminous glitter. I wanted the colors to come through in areas, so the sporadic glue let that happen.

The last thing is to add tiny pearls around the face of the box after you've glued it all together with a small amount of 3D Matte Gel.

Lot's of fun on an extremely cold, but pretty winter day here in the Studio.


Retro Cafe Art Products

Other Products Used
PaperArtsy Fresco Paints
Art Extravagance Glitter Sets-Luminous, Ebony & Ivory
Archival Inks
Snowflake Stamps
Scrapbook Papers
Watercolor Pencils
Pearl Embellishments
Glittered Paper Snowflakes


Cat Kerr said...

Totally awesome friend.xo

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Really gorgeous Linda! I especially love the water-washed painted top with stamped snowflakes. Such a cool look!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is so gorgeous. I love the snowflake topper.

JackieP Neal said...

This is really sweet, Linda!! TFS!