Well it's all getting very close now. Hope everyone is all ready for Christmas.
I'm still very much enjoying the making of my December Daily and would like to share some more pages with you. We would love to see your December Daily creations.......HERE.
After stamping the entire page, it was then painted over with a yellow Inktense block. I love these - just wet the brush, rub onto the block and paint away. Then came the heart outline and that was painted with a red Inktense block. The "hands" were traced onto some baking paper painted with white acrylic. This was as far as the page was going but just had to include the super cute and "very special to me" drawings done by my grandchildren. Note the angry looking Santa is apparently looking at his "who's been naughty" list. lol
Some old story book paper and a diecut were glued down well , the corners stamped and a "scratchy" stamp was then used all over. Then I went over it all with a white wash (watered down gesso). I altered the photo to match the scratchy weathered background.
For the word "tradition" - I added strips of washie tape to some scrap cardstock and drew the word onto it with permanent pen and cut out the letters.
added the white wash.....
strips of washie tape over some scrap cardstock.........
Painted a stormy sky and when that had dried, sprayed with mist and let it drip down the page. After the photo was added I continued the drips over the photo.
Sprayed and splatted with 3 different coloured mists, mopped it up with some paper towel and then used this paper towel to make some arrows. I was a little worried that the machine stitching would tear the paper towel but using a very small stitch worked fine.
The background was painted black and then sprinkled with glitter while still wet. When it had dried I stamped on the stars and date using white paint.
The houses were cut on the Big Shot and some paper put in behind the windows and kindy glitz added for sparkle.
The three houses on the right are glued together at their sides and then attached to the page only on the outer sides and bottom to form a pocket for some photos. Felt pens were used for the lights around the border. I used these same colours to colour some cardstock and used a hole punch for the lights strung across the houses.
and then looking at the Christmas lights prompted me to do another in-betweener.........remember THIS bit of pre-planning I did.
Well this is how it looks now..............
Simply by painting the page with white gesso, stamped with red poinsettas and outlined them in black, glued down the prepared deli paper sheet and painted around the edge with the same green mist I had used for splatters on the deli paper.
White gesso base, stamped with red and outlined in black.......
Then it was onto DAY 15.
I used up some old alphas for the word "decoration" glued down securely and painted over with gesso. Then dry brushed (loaded the brush with paint and then wiped most of it off on a paper towel and brushed over the page so that the majority of the paint touched the high parts - the alphas) over them when the gesso was dry. Used a few different colours here.
I did a photo collage of our tree decorations and then cut the photo into a tree shape and stamped some presents under the tree and used water colour pencils to colour them and the border.
a mix of old alphas.........
was an experiment with canvas , as I had never tried mists on it before. So sprayed with the mists then with water, the colours really blended into each other. Painted around the edge of the pages in black, cut the canvas to fit and glued onto my pages for the background. I popped a piece of masking tape down the centre of the page as I may have just cut the canvas a little bit too small.
I also used Mandy's idea of attaching some transparency to the page on the right.
including a small piece of transparency..............
was hot so I had a go at drawing a melting snowman. Now I have never seen nor touched snow in real life, but I decided to add texture paste to the snowman's body. When it was dry I painted over it with white acrylic along with the sun in yellow and his hat in black. The sky and grass are done with Inktense blocks. I've rubbed some crystal kindy glitz over him but it's not showing up so well.
my outline to guide the addition of the texture paste.........
DAYS 18 & 19
I decided to do both these days over the one open page. Day 18 was much the same as the previous day only Mr. Snowman had melted a little more.
Every year, in my December Daily I like to include a photo copy of a docket from at least one grocery shop in December. Someone might be interested later down the years at the cost of these things. So Day 19 - a little pocket (to hold the grocery docket) was made from a scrap of deli paper I had played around with a while back. Although you can't see much of the background now that the page is completed, I have used torn strips from grocery catalogues to add texture before painting over with gesso and then adding some mists.
I hope you are all enjoying creating your December Dailys.