A lifetime ago I was and English Major. Truth be told, I was not a particularly great at it. My true academic love at the time was journalism, and I did not have the temperament to analyze and discuss poems and fiction hour after hour after hour.
Still, I always loved the written word--before, during and after my time in college. Something about Robert Frosts's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening," has always appealed to me. It's tone is what inspired my piece "Winter Woods at Night."
Tutorial How to make the Winter Woods at NightBegin by adhering old dictionary pages to a piece of white cardstock with Mod Podge. If you look close, you can see I chose pages that included words with "winter" and "woods". Use a dry brush to apply dark and light blue acrylic paint in criss-cross strokes.
Add a rectangle of pine green cardsdtock to the interior floor.
Cut the frame away from the Framed Trees.
Cover the Framed Trees and the Pine Tree Shape Set with a glue stick and then apply pine green embossing powder. Activate with heat.
Add Snow-Tex and Diamond Dust to the top of the tree boughs. Brush trees with gold pigment to accentuate the moon shining down.
To create dimension, use adhesive foam pads when adding the trees.
Cut out snow mounds from white cardstock and add Snow-Tex to the top edge. When dry, adhere into your winter scene.
Finish the interior by adding in some bleached cheesecloth and large pearl beads.
Add decorative cardstock to the exterior of the house. Glue icicle swag to the edges and your art is complete.
Happy Crafting, Betsy
Great StuffPine Tree Shape Set
Paper Calliope Vintage Children #2
Seth Apter Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax
Green Embossing powder
Gold ColourArte Pigment
Pink and blue Gelattos
Pine green cardstock
Old dictionary pages