Monday, January 8, 2018

Sleigh ride mini canvas

Hello everyone! I hope you have enjoyed the first week of the year. I have been busy finishing a big assignment, which is almost done and the boys have both been a little under the weather.



This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have a Winter Blues theme. Don't miss our January guest designer Amber Sheaves.

Layers of ink - Sleigh ride mini canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Winter Silhouette stamps by Hero Arts

I really like silhouette stamps and I wanted to use the adorable Hero Arts Winter Silhouettes set. At first, I was planning to paint this scene in blue shades, but then 'inspired' by the grey and rainy weather we had during Christmas and New Year, I stuck to shades of grey. We had blue weather, without any blue at all (and no snow). Hopefully it will come, January is usually a better winter month than December. This canvas is only 3 x 3 in, so is is pretty tiny. It's the smallest board in the Ranger Dina Wakley Assorted Media Boards, but I managed to squeeze in quite a few techniques.

Layers of ink - Sleigh ride mini canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Winter Silhouette stamps by Hero Arts

The proportions are a little off here, with the girl riding down the hill looking too large, but I figured that the trees are small instead, and that she is not far away from the boy and the dog. I almost removed her all together, but Anton liked her, so she is still riding down that hill.

Layers of ink - Sleigh ride mini canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Winter Silhouette stamps by Hero Arts

I wish I had taken step photos, but I was in a hurry and, forgot to take photos of the first steps. The board was coated with gesso and then with a layer of Crackle Paste for the sky, and Texture Paste for the snowy hill. 

Layers of ink - Sleigh ride mini canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Winter Silhouette stamps by Hero Arts

I tore off a piece of tissue paper large enough to cover the entire board and stamped the kids and the trees on the paper. Gloss multi-medium was applied to the background and the tissue paper was carefully placed on top. Add another layer of gloss medium on top of the tissue paper. When it was dry, I painted it with white, grey and black acrylic paints. 

Layers of ink - Sleigh ride mini canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Prima Snowflake Paste.

On top of the snow, there is some Prima Snowflake Paste, which gives a textured and glimmery effect.

Layers of ink - Sleigh ride mini canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Winter Silhouette stamps by Hero Arts

I also added some mica flakes, which is a favorite material of mine. It shimmers and shines so nicely, and works great for snow.

Layers of ink - Sleigh ride mini canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Ranger pastes and paints.

I wanted even more shine and applied a glue stick here and there on the background. Silver foil was rubbed on top, giving the effect that you see here. The foil especially sticks to the raised parts and gives a really nice shine. Finally, I splattered the canvas with white paint.

I hope you will join us this week in our Winter Blues challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





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Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today! I will be back again before Christmas. 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies

Hero Arts WINTER SILHOUETTES
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Dina Wakley Ranger ASSORTED MEDIA BOARD
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Stampendous PEARLIZED Mica Fragments
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK
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Prima Marketing SNOWFLAKE PASTE
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Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste WHITE 8OZ
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Ranger TEXTURE PASTE OPAQUE CRACKLE
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Ranger FROZEN Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology BEADED BERRIES
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology OCCASIONS Small Talk
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Dina Wakley Ranger BLACK
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint ICED SPRUCE
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint HICKORY SMOKE
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Ranger Inkssentials MINI COLLAGE GLUE STICK
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Ranger MULTI MEDIUM GLOSS
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Tim Holtz Distress SPLATTER BRUSH
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Tim Holtz Distress 3/4 INCH COLLAGE BRUSH
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp SMALL BLOCK TRIO CLEAR ACRYLIC BLOCKS
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC BLOCK
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18
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23 comments:

  1. A fun winter scene with wonderful techniques, as always.

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  2. I love your mini canvas, Anna-Karin. It reminds me of when I was a child growing up in Wisconsin. I use to pull my sled around in the snow with my dogs following not far behind. Good memories!

    Cathie ♥

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  3. So pretty! I love the scene and haven't even noticed the proportions. Love the silhouettes on this fantastic background with snow later and crackles. Lovely shades of grey, too. Hugs, Macarena

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  4. This is really great! So evocative of just what a winter day would look and feel like. Your techniques to create this are amazing.

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  5. I love this monochrome piece! Definitely one of my favorite of yours. The scene is so dreamy!

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  6. It's amazing how you managed to create such a beautiful scene in just 3 inches! It's a true masterpiece!

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  7. I love it! I'm such a snow person. It's amazing how much detail you were able to get in such a small canvas! So beautiful.

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  8. A fabulous little canvas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. super cute little canvas Anna-Karin :-) the silhouettes are fabulous and I love the textures and wintry grey, the whole design is gorgeous :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  10. Sensational, Anna-Karin - the textures are amazing, with the snow blowing around the ears of the eager sledgers. Just wonderful.
    Alison x

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  11. the cool grey tones perfectly convey such a snowy day and really makes the textures stand out. Well done!

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  12. WOW Anna-Karin this is awesome, what a great tutorial. Thans do much for sharing this there are def. some ideas and tips here I can't wait to try. I love it.

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  13. Incredible monochrome canvas! love your use of black and white and the textures are amazing! barbara

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  14. Such a stunning piece, Anna-Karin! I love way you used lots of layering of texture and the silhouettes to really build a snowy scene! I got a chill just looking at it! Well done! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  15. Wonderful!! Love the wonderful textures and fun images, Anna-Karin. I definitely get blue when it's dark and dreary out, and love how you turned it into fun with the sledding! hugs, Maura

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  16. This is the most beautiful project with a wonderful winter scene --- you almost make me want to get out in the SNOW - [just kidding-- well maybe not....] Today most of our snow has melted but I know winter is not over here in Michigan - thanks for showing us the steps to your lovely art work - you are an amazing artist! Love to set at your feet and learn! blessings, Gail

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  17. The weather here in the UK is much the same, it's grey and damp with no snow but this is such a beautiful snow scene Anna-Karin and you've captured that feel of play days in the snow so wonderfully! The texture and detail are fabulous and I love the silhouettes, which work perfectly against the background... :)

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  18. What a wonderful creation !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  19. Your mini canvas is beautiful! I love the crackle effect you created for your Let it Snow scene - perfect 😁. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

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  20. This is an amazing piece! The texture you built up is really remarkable and I am so impressed at the sense of movement you've created. I felt like this scene could really come to life.

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  21. Wow.... this is such a gorgeous creation, Anna-Karin. The texture and layout of the winter scene of this piece are stunning. :)

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  22. amazing Anna-Karin how you managed to fit so much beautful detail and texture into such a small space. Sending feel better soon hugs to your boys xxx

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  23. Such a fun canvas, Anna-Karin! Love all the texture and the depth, so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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