I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. I am happy as can be tonight since I had the opportunity to spend the day with my beautiful grandson. I have that content, tired feeling of a day well spent.
I also had the chance to finish up my 8″ x 8″ Mixed Media Christmas Canvas project.
I loved adding the all of the snowflake shapes along with the gears and other “this and thats”. It’s a snowflake Christmas with a steampunk vibe. I am usually not a big glitter person but for Christmas projects, I just can’t resist. This canvas received a large dose of glitter although, the photo isn’t picking it up as well as I would have liked.
This glitter does show up a little bit better in this second photo. I think the biggest challenge with these types of projects is finding the right balance of layers and busyness. You don’t want to create chaos but enough interest to draw the eye across the canvas. Including a focal point(s) will ground the piece and you can’t forget to add fun and interesting elements on the canvas that will surprise the viewer (a mitten button, clock face, gears or other hardware). There really is no limit to what you can do!
Wishing you all a great week!