Good morning bloggers, not certain if many of you know that I am from Montreal Canada. So in order to survive the winter blues, we pack on our heavy coats and we hit the slopes. This year, we’ve had our fair share of the white powder in the area. A few weeks ago, when out skiing with my family, the trees were perfectly white. Just a stunning background. Of course, having teenagers, they give me a hard time when I ask to take some pictures. Lucky for me, we were in the waiting line, so I was able to steal this picture of my youngest son with the beautiful background.
I really enjoy working with diluted sprays or water color on my backgrounds. One step is critical in order to ensure an even effect, you need to coat your page with a thin layer of CLEAR gesso. This ensures that your paper does not absorb your colors, and gives you the possibility of adding different levels of colors. I prefer to add even my sprays with a paint brush versus spraying on the page. That way I have better control of where my colors end up. Once my base color is to my liking, I usually add splashes of paint of the same color, different hues. Once they are dry, I add splashes of diluted white gesso or white paint.
I liked the look of the natural chipboard color on my blue background. I just felt it needed a little touch of snow to make it fit with my picture. I used touches of white gesso and Prima snow effect medium on my chipboards to add some detailed work to my page.
Then all you need to add are a few beautiful ornaments and voila, an easy snow day page.
Here are the beautiful chipies I used for this project:
I hope you liked my project, and trust me when I say that as much as I love to ski, I am certainly anxious for the spring to come around. wishing all of you a wonderful snow free day !
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