I started with a 8x10 canvas and used the inside of the canvas to provide dimension to my project.
The background was first stenciled with texture paste using a brick stencil.
The chipboard pieces were prepped with gesso and then painted silver and smudged with black soot DI to give it a pewter look. Flat side pearls were added to the gate to provide rivet appearance.
Reindeer moss was added as the greenery then to make this cute flowers out of the crushed styrofoan and then all the cute little blooms were added to the moss. These blooms were quite easy to make. Don't let them intimidate you. Just put on some cool music and grab yourself something to drink and sit back and create.
Ideaology pieces were added to the piece for interest, as well as mini art stone here and there for more texture.
Be inspired by natures art, go outside and take a walk, get some sun, breath some fresh air, then come back inside and get messy with your products. Creatively yours, Toni
Entering this piece in the following challenges:
Country View Challenge- Flower Power
Frilly and Funky - Put on your Inking Cap
City Crafter Challenge-You Can Do It #360
Simon Says - The Great Outdoors
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes with a Twist-Watercolors
For your pleasure here is a Snapguide tutorial to share my process for this project.