Monday, 11 January 2016


Hmm! Still none here…only on my journal page! I hope that the snow isn't too bad where you are.
I can't remember what I had in mind for this page, but it has been sitting in my journal for a while and was very turquoise!
I used white paint with a mask I bought at Port Sunlight and some extra white by using a pen. 
I then decided to add an altered photo of some snowdrops, used texture paste around the edges and used snowflake stamps while it was still wet(remembered to spray them with water before it dried too) The photo was far too dark(yuk!) so I gessoed over it and then stamped a scene onto a piece of tissue paper(I extended the stamping on either side)I added paint over the paste when it had dried.  The page was still too bright so …lilac, followed by white - applied with my fingers and a baby wipe, hmm, too plain now…added smears of blue, white and silver and more lilac in both directions.
The quote from 'Snowflakes' written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow(yes, he who wrote the song of Hiawatha, which brings back memories of a book I had when I was little) was handwritten in silver and white pens and then outlined in a glittery black pen.

This is for Art Journal Journey. 'Winter Wonderland' is Chrissie's choice of theme this time and I'm loving it!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


chrissie said...

Another beautiful page Chris and I am so pleased you are enjoying the Winter a Wonderland theme. Thank you for joining in with us atcArt Journal Journey

Love Chrissie xx

Team Clark said...

How gorgeous is this! Such a perfect sentiment.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I heard on a painting show one time that adding any shade of purple will add warmth to your painting. Looks like it warmed your page up just enough to make the blue and white pop. You put a lot of layers into this, and it shows!

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous page, love the sparkle, thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

catherine said...

Love the icy wintry colours on your page Chris. No snow here but I am hoping for some as I love it!!
x catherine

Barb said...

A beautiful page Chris with the perfect sentiment. Barbxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Chris, just gorgeous! I love that you went back and finished a page from earlier, and winter was the perfect choice for a turquoise it!! If you have time, poke your head into my blog today, something special there for you. hugs :)

My name is Erika. said...

I love that quote! Your page reflects it too. I think its very pretty! Hugs!

Sandy said...

So very pretty - I can picture a little village in Maine ... Watching snow fall is quite calming. Especially if it is the big fluffy flakes. And then the world becomes very quiet -
Sandy xx

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Lovely icy feel. The little village in the distance somehow reminds me of Russia even through the architecture is not there. I would like to bundle up, hitch my beautiful horses to the troika and come for a visit. hugs, Donna

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So beautiful! I like the sparkling snow! Thank you so much dear Chris for joining us again at Art Journal Journey!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful winter scene, love how it is framed and the colours of our page.
Yvonne xx

butterfly said...

I love the snowy layers you've added to the depths of the turquoise page. The little village scene is enchanting - and seems quite magical in its cloud of texture. Beautiful work!
Alison xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous page Chris, ;love the fosty background.
Avril xx

Pawsitively Creative said...

You can have my snow, I won't miss it at all. Lol! Wonderous design and LO for this page. Looks so frosty and cold (in a good way). I do hope you got some snow? ~Niki