I was inspired by a frosty leaf I found one morning.Such a pity you can't keep the leaves as they are. When you carry them indoors, the leaf obviously thaws out and the pretty frost disappears.
Below the photograph I took of the leaf- I then traced it with permanent marker on an acrylic sheet and cut out the veins on the leaf with a craft knife so I had a stencil for the frosty bits.I also cut a stencil of the contour, so I could trace the leaves on my basic material.
Next were the veins on the leaves.I used some white acrylic paint and a flat tipped brush to tap the paint gently through.
Then , I added some frost.. by spattering the white paint.You will need a saucer of the same white acrylic paint, but diluted till it's of about the consistency of milk.You will need to use a hog hair brush with long hairs on it.Try a few spatters on a newspaper first, as you need to have quite thin drops.Practice makes perfect!
I wanted to make a rustic wreath of tree branches, but then also made of cardboard.I drew some twig shapes on the cardboard and cut them out with a craft knife.
I used this picture as an inspiration - just Google " Images-Reindeer Profiles"( and make sure it is not in copyright! ).
Have a go, it's great fun!
Have a great rest of the week!
linking this to
Fancy this Fridays
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and tell Friday