Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Frozen in Time-A Peek-a-Boo Project

This time of year with the temperatures dropping, and the skies deepening, with the threat of winter storms, I wanted to put a romantic spin to it an imagine our perfect kind of snow day. This is the inspiration for this artwork.

As introverts the thought of getting snowed in is a tantalizing treat. Even much more now that we have moved into a condo community and not responsible for shoveling our long driveway, or sidewalks. We still must excavate our snow-encased cars eventually to go to work. 

But I digress, A perfect snow day is one where neither of us have to work, their is food in the fridge, electricity is heating our home and we have list of shows to binge watch. It’s always to have a sweet snack nearby, warm cookies from the oven, and a Keurig collection of coffees and teas. Half and half to soothe it just so. If we could choose the setting of this enchantment it would be in a cabin in the woods.We are simple people, and love simple pleasures, how about you?

  1. Gather Supplies.
  2. Paint Two of the GSLC Alarm Clock Frame Ups with White Gesso
  3. Paint the Other Two GSLC Alarm Clock Frame Ups with Turquoise Stencil Butter.
  4. Spray with Cheap Hairspray and add Iridescent Glitter to White Ones and Blue Glitter to Turquoise Ones.
  5. Spray Again to Adhere Glitter.
  6. Trace Images with a Pencil.
  7. Cut Out and Glue to Back of GSLC Alarm Clock Frame Ups.
  8. Glue and Add top Portion of GSLC Alarm Clock Frame Ups and Secure Tightly, Pressing Down with a Weighted Object.
  9. Once Fully Dry add Ranger Glossy Accents to Clock Face and Allow to Dry Overnight.
  10. Once Dry add a Wash of Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold Golden Paint to the Edges.

Final Thoughts:

I’ve said it many times before that Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost is one of my favorite poems and t would be perfectly joined with these art pieces. 

But I’ll Close with this song by one of my favorite bands, Over the Rhine-“Let it Fall”

Have you been trying too hard

Have you been holding too tight

Have you been worrying too much lately

All night

Whatever we've lost

I think we're gonna let it go

Let it fall

Like snow

'Cause rain and leaves

And snow and tears and stars

And that's not all my friend

They all fall with confidence and grace

So let it fall, let it fall

Have you been carin' too much

How this one ends

Y'know it's not the kind of fight

That you lose or WIN

When you're down so low

You feel the imprint of the ground

On skin

Look around

Breathe in

'Cause rain and leaves

And snow and tears and stars

And that's not all my friend

They all fall with confidence and grace

So let it fall, let it fall

Supplies:  GSLC Alarm Clock Frame Ups , White Gesso Paint, Turquoise Stencil Butter, Paintbrush, WeldBond Glue, Blue Glitter, Iridescent Glitter, Cheap Hairspray, Manipulated and Printed Images of Your Choosing, Pencil, Scissors, Rangers Glossy Accents

I cannot wait to see your interpretation of this project. Share it on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Craft Group Page on Facebook. I would love to see what new creations you are working on!

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