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Winter Wonderland: Day 3

December 11, 2013

Looking to add an artistic touch to your holiday creations?  Join us all this week as Heather takes us for a walk in a Winter Wonderland…

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Masking, inking, and stamping… today’s “how-to” will have you ready to create your very own winter wonderland!

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howto

With a toothbrush or paintbrush, flick masking fluid over panel. Leave to dry for at least 20 minutes.

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Punch a circle from a post-it note or masking paper and position in the sky. Cut a hill shape mask and position it half way down panel. Using a rubber brayer apply pink ink to sky area.

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Brayer blue ink over the sky area.

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Add a little more blue ink around edges with a sponge. Add a little more pink ink to suit your preference.

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Stamp trees randomly with grey ink before moving either mask. These trees are in the background and do not need to be well defined.

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At this point remove the circle mask to expose the moon (I forgot to do that in the tutorial photo and had to stamp a couple of twigs in later!) Move the hill mask lower and sponge blue ink along the edge and on the exposed snow bank but stop short of the horizon in order to keep it crisp and white. 

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Stamp two more trees in grey.

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Move the mask again and sponge above it once again sponging up towards the top of the snow bank but stopping short of the white edge. Add a tree in black ink.

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Finishing Touches: When the black ink is completely dry remove the masking fluid by gently rubbing across the panel with your fingers. Pop the panel up on dimensional tape and add sentiment.

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. December 11, 2013 4:28 am

    Thank you so much for the clear tutorial on how to achieve the snow scenery effect. The way that moon glows from behind the trees is very realistic & I love the very soft almost greyish pink tinge which I often see at this time of year.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Paddi permalink
    December 11, 2013 4:28 am

    love this tutorial, wish there was a printable format

  3. Susie permalink
    December 11, 2013 5:01 am

    Thank you Penny Black and Heather for giving me the herewith to try new things! This is marvelous!! Although my card did not look quite like this when finished, it was still amazing and for all of this, I am grateful! Thank you!

  4. Dianne Crowe permalink
    December 11, 2013 5:12 am

    Thank you for showing the way to make the snow look so natural.

  5. Judy permalink
    December 11, 2013 5:36 am

    Beautiful card and great picture tutorial! Thanks Heather for the wonderful inspiration!!

  6. judka permalink
    December 11, 2013 5:37 am

    It’s amazing how you create these realistic winter scenes. I am going to try this; your instructions are very clear.

  7. December 11, 2013 6:09 am

    WOW!! This is stunning!

  8. December 11, 2013 8:05 am

    I have yet to ink that stamp, but now I’m inspired! I’ve never seen masking fluid, so now that’s on my list to pick up. This card is absolutely breathtaking!

  9. December 11, 2013 8:12 am

    Amazing card! Thanks for including a tutorial for it.

  10. Donna Whitten permalink
    December 11, 2013 9:06 am

    Truly lovely, thanks for the tutorial.

  11. December 11, 2013 10:03 am

    As always….Simply STUNNING Heather!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Jan

  12. Felicia Aaron permalink
    December 11, 2013 10:44 am

    I love, love this card! Thank you for the process explanation, what huge help!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Diane Stricker permalink
    December 11, 2013 4:28 pm

    I love your card, very beautiful.

  14. December 11, 2013 10:21 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous Heather!

  15. Pamela G permalink
    December 12, 2013 1:11 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card (and instructions), Heather. Absolutely beautiful and inspirational as usual. The snow drifts are brilliant.

  16. Doris Elkins permalink
    December 12, 2013 6:50 am

    I think this is beautiful, thank you. Do wish there was a printable format. Thanks again.

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