Yes, I'm feeling the darkening of days. We are down to about 7 hours of daylight in later November and still a month out from Winter Solstice. This week even brought our first significant snowfall which has since melted with the rains and the winds that have returned.
So in response, a winter shrine.
first step in this process is to paint a layer of Gesso on tin. for
this project, I popped the lid off from an Altoids tin and painted the
rolled out my Polymer clay and using molds, fashioned tiny moon heads
and wings. These I spray painted and later added additional colors as
to the Altoids tin, I added five layers of color using metallic
acrylics: blue, gold, red, green and violet. It was my hope to achieve
a northern lights effect.
From there, the most creative piece comes into play: design. Directly to the back of the tin, I stamped Rubbermoon's Houses at Night (RM2827) and Paint Splatter. To paper, I stamped New Moon. I added a sprinkling of confetti stars to they sky for good measure, for what is moon without stars?
To the front and interior of tin, I added Rubbermoon's stamped image for Woman Crow on Boat (GE2772)
and stamped directly to tin Once in a Blue Moon. Another handful of
stars added here. A layer of gel medium should be used for good
measure, just to seal the work that has been done.
Shrine is then ready for bookshelf, gifting, or winter! Here is an image of the front and back of the shrine:
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