Just before Christmas I saw a beautiful wood house made into a wintery theme by Finnibair on her website. I instantly fell in love with it. After Christmas I found a heavy cardboard church and house along with some trees, bushes, etc. (were on sale for 80% off) that I really liked, so I decided to make a winter scene of my own. A lot of people would think that this would be great for a Christmas decor, but since it is still winter, I decided to complete it anyway. The main items I used to complete my scene were lots of heavy gesso, modeling paste, a 12 x 18 white canvas board for the base, white tissue, finely ground gravel, chipboard pieces, glass tiles and a few miscellaneous embellishments. Here is the completed scene.
Using mod podge, I applied white very wrinkled tissue to the surface of the canvas board to give it texture. I added modeling paste here and there to look like snow, painted the complete surface with white gesso then sprinkled this with some very glittery glitter while the gesso was still wet.
I have some very finely chopped gravel that I found at Micheal's called Tiny Treasures decorative filler. I used a generous amount to cover the entire roof of the church. I mixed the gravel into soft matte gel and applied it using a spatula. Matte gel medium is an excellent adhesive for things like this. When dry I painted the entire gravel surface with white gesso. I also used this for the sidewalk at the front of the church. I then added modeling paste around the outside edges to act as snow, then sprinkled this with the glitter. I applied heavy gesso using a spatula to the rest of the church as well as the house. I used lots as I wanted to have a lot of texture. I added pieces of decorative chipboard to the front of the church just under the roof line on all sides then I added decorative chipboard pieces to the front windows of the house. Again for the house, I applied modeling paste and glitter to the edges of the roof as well. Using a brick stencil I applied heavy gesso the sides of the house.
I accented here and there with different colours of mists using a thin paint brush, not too much, just enough for accenting. I did use lots and lost of glitter. Unfortunately it does not show that good in the picture. The rest is my trees, bushes, fences, sidewalk. Under the bushes and trees I added green moss to look like grass. I wanted a lot of snow so I applied modeling paste to all the decorative pieces at the fronts of the two buildings. And there you have it. Below is a couple of pictures from a different angle.
I currently have it sitting in my living room. I will put it away when the Easter bunny arrives.
Thank you for viewing my winter scene. Comments are welcome.
Until next time, this is Donna wishing you a "Happy Scrapping" day.
"Yesterday is already a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision, but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope."