Snow has always been magic for me. Snowflakes on my nose and my lashes really are one of my favourite things. I created a mixed media piece with die cuts, embossing folder, stencil, and a bit of crystal accent.
Putting It Together
I am really missing the snow this year. It's a very mild winter in my part of BC this year.
Late in the evening, as I was unpacking new stuff I got, I noticed the A2 embossing folder fit nearly perfectly in the 5x7" frame I got on clearance. This started my idea with snowflake dies, Winter and Magic dies, and the snowflake 3D embossing folder.
I first applied a thick layer of gesso on the frame with a silicone brush. For this job, the silicone brush is better than a palette knife or bristle brush.
For a bit of texture, I laid a stencil over the gesso and pressed it down with deli paper.
I then had to let the textured gesso dry fully. I left it overnight just because I had run out of my time to craft.
The next day, I used Cosmic Shimmer, Pearl Lustre, to go over the frame and give it some shine.
For the embossed panel, I took a white panel and used a blender tool to cover it with Cornflower Nuvo Mousse.
After letting it dry, I ran it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder. To accent the embossing, I used more Cosmic Shimmer: Pearl Luster, Enchanted Gold, and Silver Dream.
The panel is so shimmery.
I die cut snowflakes, using a toothpick to weed out all the bits.
I die cut snowflakes from the three of white-ish Neenah metallics.
I die cut the words from silver holographic foiled cardstock and dry fit the words and snowflakes with the background and frame.
It needed something more, so I added some Aurora Borealis cupchain and crystal to the dry fit. I decided this works and would be my project.
I wanted to add the embossed panel before putting the frame together, to sandwich it between the frame and back. I put down a thin double-sided tape around the edge. To make it easier to position the panel, I used clips of the release paper perpendicular to the tape.
I positioned the frame over the embossed panel and then, when it was where I wanted it, I slipped the release paper out.
I used liquid glue on the back to add it to the frame.
I cut heavy white cardstock words to stack them with the holographic ones.
I used glue pen to stack the words and slightly offset them.
I used a flush cutter to trim the cupchain.
I used a thin double-sided tape to adhere the cupchain and glue pen for the snowflake, words, and the other crystal.
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