The Challenge Details - Keep some of the original picture (in the snowflakes and mountains, but I had put tissue over them so I was worried that it wouldn't count, so I didn't but tissue over the moon which has the original picture, a bit of stamping and some glitter paste in small areas, picture of original is 4th picture down.
Use Crackling - I had done some on the snowman as if he was melting and on the snowy hills.
Use Book Text - Mr snowman is made from book text.
My snowman praying to the moon to keep on snowing has he is melting :-)
Will decorate the written area and change numbers for 2016 later in the year.
Orignal Picture for January
The sun was shining when I took this picture, I kept it as it really looked like
the snowman was melting in the winter sun.
Lots of close up pics.
I crocheted the scarf and the nose and eyes are dried up Fresco paint,
you can see them in the step by step.
This is the full calendar for the year, initially I was looking for flowers but
fell completely in love with this, not very practical to say I have to keep bits of each pic lol.
A glimpse of next months original picture :-)
A step by step (all products listed at the end of the post) ..............................
Clear gesso for a primer so I could keep some of the original picture.
I cut some masks to help keep the original picture while painting.
I decided on mountains, but I only had this mask, so I cut up the paperwork that
came with it so I could cut some masking paper around it.
I just went for it with my first light colour, using my hands to get colour down.
Then used a brayer for the rest.
I wanted sparkly snowflakes but the shimmer paste is almost translucent in places,
so I put texture paste down first and while wet just when over with another palette
knife the shimmer paste.
I definitely missed some pictures here. I added tissue to the bottom and the snowflakes (die cutting the tissue), this way I was able to still see some of the picture. Then I went mad with Snowtex and shimmer paste.
I die cut the circles for the snowman.
Using gesso, gelatos and crackle paste.
I added crackle paste to some areas of the mountain and then distress stain on top to
show the cracks.
I added over some varnish to stop the crackle moving while trying to flatten them,
I added distress stain to bring out the cracks plus some sparkle paste.
Here is my scarf I crocheted and my paints skins from Fresco paints, I used
some that was stuck together to get some texture on the nose and coal eyes.
I decided to glue the circles on cardboard as they kept curling. I should have
done that at first, but in the end I am happy I didn't as they stuck down with
creases in them which look fab to the whole effect.
I added some shimmer paint around the edges.
I added some snow effects on the snowman and at the bottom. The moon area and
snowflakes got an inktense pencil around them plus some stamping.
Next some stars with shimmer paste.
These are thickers which are like sticky alphabet foam. To be honest I have had them
years and since I really want to start using up bits like that I decided to use them, but
they definitely needed some jazzing up. I covered them with Polished Silk Glitter (seriously
this glitter is so fine, and so soft, plus you can stamp over it), I then used some lustre
embossing powder with a script stamp. Then the shimmer paint around the edges. Later
on I used Archival jet black as well around the edges.
Some snowflakes with the lustre powder and shimmer paste in the moon. Some of the
shimmer paint on the snowflakes. At the end I used paint around the snowman, then some
inktense black pencil and doodle white pen. I added the arms with the pencil and
pitt pen, I also went around the moon and letters with the pencil. Some black script
stamping, black paint around the edges and some Treasure Gold.
Hope you have enjoyed my post today, you still have one day left for the calendar challenge, but it's all for fun so you can join in anytime, so much fun. Thanks for visiting.
Happy Creating :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx
Paints - Paperartsy Fresco (space cadet, lake wanaka, antarctic, inky pool and dried paint skins), Eco Green Paint (black), Pebeo Studio Acrylic (iridescent green blue)
Stencils - Dylusions (let it snow), Clarity Stamps (mountains & hills), Crafters Workshop (mini punchinella)
Pastes - Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste (frosty dawn, warm gold). Decoart (snowtex), Ranger (texture paste)
Stamps - Paperartsy (LPC014 script stamp), Majestix (snowflake stamp)
Distress - Distress Crackle (rock candy), Distress Stain (tumbled glass, brushed pewter)
Prima Art Basics - heavy gesso
Pens and Pencils - Montana (white paint pen), Faber Castell Pitt Pen (cobalt green, dark sepia, black), Derwent Inktense Pencils (ink black, outliner, sea blue)
Ink Pads - Archival (jet black, aquamarine), Versamark (dazzle frost)
Gelato - silver ice, cotton candy
C Roberson & Co - universal lacquer
DIY thickers alphabet
Cosmic Shimmer Silk Polished Glitter - turquoise
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder - artic pearl lustre
Dies - Tim Holtz Alterations (stacked snowflakes), Spellbinders (circles)
Woodware - mask it
Treasure Gold - sapphire, white fire