Let it snow (or not) but celebrate the season on this mixed media canvas.
- water container
- palette or plastic plate
- paper towels
- tracing paper
- transfer paper
- #10 flat brush
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- wax paper or freezer paper
- #12 flat brush
- palette knife
- 12" x 12" canvas
- jute, hemp, string, or yarn
- #1 round brush
- 2 sheets of scrapbook paper
- fine glitter
- public domain image
Let dry completely between painting steps.
- Make sure the canvas is dust free. Be sure to put the canvas on top of freezer or wax paper to protect your work space.
- Drip a few drops of Dioxazine Purple, Cerulean Blue, Silver, and Phthalo Blue randomly and quickly onto the canvas.
- Use a brayer to loosely blend all the colors. Be careful not to roll over too much or colors will become muddy.
- While paint is still wet, pour some loose glitter on top. Let dry completely.
- Use a #10 flat brush and Translucent White to paint wind swirls loosely and randomly. Rinse brush.
- Use a palette knife to spread on White Gesso to create the snowy ground about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom. With a very little Gesso on the palette knife, scrape a snowy border around the perimeter of the sky. Wash the palette knife.
- Using the tracing and transfer papers and a pencil, trace and transfer the tree patterns onto the back of one of the metallic scrapbook papers.
- Use scissors to cut out the three trees.
- Use a #12 flat brush and Matte Medium to adhere the trees to the canvas. Brush more Matte Medium on top to seal. Rinse brush.
- Print off a public domain deer of your choice and cut out with scissors.
- Use the #12 flat brush and Matte Medium to adhere the deer to the center of the canvas. Rinse brush.
- Use a #1 round brush heavily load with Craft Twinkles Champagne to fill in the entire deer. Rinse brush.
- Use the #12 flat brush to apply Matte Medium quickly to the snowy ground. Rinse brush.
- Immediately pour more loose glitter on the snow.
- Use a #1 round brush and Green Gold to fill in the trees. Rinse brush.
- Use the same brush and Sap Green to outline the trees. Rinse brush.
- Use a #1 round brush to mix a small amount of water with Translucent White. Splatter onto canvas. (This will give you the effect of snow falling.) Rinse brush.
- Wrap yarn, jute, or hemp around the canvas and use scissors to cut.
- Use a hot glue gun to adhere two strands of the yarn to each side of the canvas. (See photo.) Glue to the back of the canvas.
- Use the second scrapbook paper with letters to cut out different fonts or print off your own.
- Use scissors to cut out a quote of your choice.
- Use a #12 flat brush and Matte Medium to adhere the quote to the canvas where you choose. Rinse brush.