Winter Wonderland

At Try it on Tuesday our new challenge for the next two weeks is Winter Wonderland.

My winter wonderland page was created using a fun technique with acrylic paint and cling film which made the perfect background for the pretty deer, snowflakes and trees. I really enjoyed creating this page and I can’t wait to see your winter wonderland creations too!

For the background, I started by painting horizontal lines of Navy, Swedish Blue and Aqua Green Liquitex Acrylic paints onto the page. Then I placed scrunched up cling film (plastic food wrap) over the top, moved it around and left it to dry. When the paint was nearly dry I peeled the plastic wrap off and then applied some white paint to the same piece of cling film and placed it onto the page, over the other paints, scrunching it up and then I left it to dry overnight. When I peeled the cling film off the page it left some fabulous patterns which formed my winter wonderland.

The deer and snowflakes are stickers and I added lots of white dots in the sky using a white Uni Posca paint pen to create more snowfall which took a while (grin!).

I die cut the trees and star from some white cardstock using a couple of Thinlits sets from Tim Holtz and pressed them into a Versamark Watermark stamp pad. Then I covered them with Wow! embossing glitter and heated them using a heat gun until they turned glossy; they are stuck in place using a glue stick. Next I created the “winter wonderland” wording which is cut from white card, which I had covered in the Wow! embossing glitter, using an Alphanumeric Label Thinlits set from Tim Holtz. The letters were mounted onto some recycled navy cardstock which was cut to shape using a Tag Collection Framelits set from Tim Holtz; this finished the page.

I hope that you are inspired to join Winter Wonderland Challenge too! For more inspiration please check out the amazing creations from my fellow Design Teamies over at Try it on Tuesday too.

As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing our mugs of tea; as you may remember I shared my new robin mug a couple of weeks ago so I thought I’d share my hubby’s matching deer mug as my page has deer on it, although they aren’t wearing scarves (grin!) – wishing you a very Happy T day!

Hoping that you all stay safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Navy, Swedish Blue)
  • Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic (Bright Aqua Green)
  • Cling film
  • Art Discount Acrylic (White)
  • White Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits (Woodlands 660978, Snowy Stars 663117, Alphanumeric Label 664177)
  • Wow! Embossing Glitter (Singing in the rain WS183R)
  • Pritt Stick
  • Home Bargains (Wall Stickers #16221 – deer & snowflakes)
  • Recycled navy cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits (Tag Collection 658784)
  • X-Press It! double-sided tape
Challenges

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, like Try it on Tuesday, as I always enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m so happy to join the #132 – Frosty Feels or Cool Tones challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my winter wonderland scene.

I’m pleased to join in the fun over at Country View Challenges and their Anything But A Card challenge with my wintery art journal page.

I’m pleased to join MIUCB #43 – Anything Goes + Making Your Own Background over at the Mix It UP Challenge Blog with the fun cling film and paint technique that I used to create my background.

I’m also pleased to join the Christmas challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my winter wonderland page too.

30 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland

  1. I’ve never tried this technique but it does make some fabulous color textures on your page. I does look frosty! And I love how you added the other images in white to keep that frosty feel. Very clever. And your mugs are perfect for winter wonderlands too. I especially love the robin with the scarf! Hope all is well and stay healthy. hugs-Erika

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  2. I love the background technique you used. I’ve used cling wrap in the past to create backgrounds, but I never did a second layer like you did. I really LOVE the way it turned out and those trees you embossed, too. This was a great entry.

    Your husband’s mug is also sweet. I like how they have matching scarves. They are adorable and I’m sure your tea tastes even better when you two drink from these darling mugs. Thanks for sharing your art AND your adorable mugs of tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  3. “Winter Wonderland” — not a joy here in Michigan!
    We have had snow on the ground for a couple of days, though it’s now mostly melted. I wish we’d have a longer warm season this year, as snow will really keep us indoors and even more isolated until spring. Our only hope is the vaccine, but it’s going to be very slow.

    be safe… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  4. How marvellously well your background turned out. I’ve never used this technique and I love these happy controlled “accidents” where the paint helps out. The white trees and deer look fantastically frosty. The words you’ve made look great too.
    Are you “allowed” to use your Christmas mugs, haha! We have to wait until the 1st December.
    Happy rest of November and December when it comes (soon).
    Love, Sheila

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  5. Fabulous background work, that technique is so effective. Loving those cool tones as the scene surrounds your centre piece, quite scandi in design. How fab do those tree’s look! Awesome theme & i’m very happy to see your sharing over @ Paperbabe stamps Jo, Thank you.
    Hope you are keeping well?? Been a busy week here along with little Freya having had the sniffles and an eye infection, on the mend now.. She sends you a woof :))
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  6. how cool is that! I love that you always tell us what you used, and how you did it too. I knew about a couple of your links but haven’t done anything with them yet. I will take on the challenges next year, as I hope to feel more creative and secure enough to let myself think of art again.

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  7. I’ve heard about the cling wrap technique, but never the two-step one like you did here. The result is fabulous. Gorgeous page, Jo!

    I love both of your wintry mugs. The scarves are so cute on the animals.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous Jo, those Wintery blues are stunning. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge again at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xx

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