Monday, December 25, 2017

Winter mini canvas by Lynne

Merry Christmas! Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful, magical day! I've created a glittery, shimmer, magical scene on an 8x8 canvas using some really great chipboard pieces from the Gypsy Soul store.

I used Authentique paper from the Cozy collection for my background, tearing the edges so that it was just a smidge smaller than the canvas. I attached it with Mod Podge and podged the edges to keep then from curling or lifting. Homemade texture paste was added using a Prima stencil.

The tree and snowflakes were primed with white acrylic paint and the deer with tan.

I used texture paste on the surface of the tree to create the feel of snow layered atop branches, then when that was dry I brushed Mod Podge lightly here and there and sprinkled on some clear glass glitter. After allowing that to dry, I misted with Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Olive Vine (one of my favourite shades) The mist took on a slightly darker shade where the Mod Podge was, resulting in a nice variation in the colour.

I brushed the snowflakes with Mod Podge and sprinkled them with glass glitter as well, and brushed the reindeer with white Perfect Pearls to soften the colour and add a subtle sheen, then added a little glass glitter to their backs as well.

The snow was created with Mod Podge and cheesecloth; I just kind of mooshed the cloth into the podge and then added glass glitter....hmmm, a bit of a pattern here-Mod Podge and glass glitter n everything, everywhere!!! When it was dry, the cheesecloth was stiff and held the shape of the "snowbanks" I had created.

You may know that I love squirrels, so I decided my outdoor scene needed a couple of these little cuties-they were cut with a Memory Box die and lightly inked in dark grey.

I glued the tree and snowflakes down and popped up the deer with foam tape for dimension, and added a sentiment to the top, also popped up with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my winter creation!



Authentique paper-Flurries
Memory Box die-squirrels
clear glass glitter
Mod Podge
Tattered Angels glimmer mist-Olive Vine
Perfect Pearls powder
Prima stencil


  1. I was leaving you a post, on Facebook, and it blew off the page before I could send it, this is what's been happening on Facebook as well. I'll write a person a message and just before I hit send at just poof! Disappears! There is a guy downstairs who might be able to help me. The reason I began writing this other than to finally get back in touch with you is to tell you how incredibly awesome your page with the deer in the tree in the squirrels and the snow is. It's amazing I really love it and I think it's one of too many to pick from as a favorite, there are so many that you can't pick a favorite! But this one is fantastic. I have a lot to share with you but I have to try to make up for lost time and somehow get over whatever it is that is causing me to have issues with my circadian rhythm so to speak. More later, much love, Mary

  2. I wrote another whole comment about my typos about the deer and the trees rather than deer in the trees and the squirrels in the snow and the 3D Etc but it disappeared I'm going to try to send this and see if it doesn't this is got to get fixed fast I got that far and it went it disappeared