I feel I have been touched myself by the coming winter. Perhaps only in my thoughts, but those thoughts have come to life in my postcards. Each has a feel about them of winter or of Christmas. Here are a few I created over the past couple of days…
I have a jar of heavy gel medium that is partially dried out. I used it on a number of collages to provide an interesting texture and 3-D effect. For this one I merely laid a coat of it down and used a sharp instrument to draw lacy designs. Once it had dried I took some white acrylic and brushed lightly over the surface to just highlight the etchings.
The picture of this one is on the dark side. I used a lot of gloss medium which made getting an effective picture difficult due to reflection. I painted on a black base coat over which I used a palette knife to lay down some white acrylic mixed with gloss medium. I then added just a bit of wintry blue over the white, again, with a palette knife. A frosty evening or a shimmery snowfall at night?
I probably should have kept going with this one but I just like it as it is – simple and delicate. I just dabbed on white paint mixed with gloss medium. It was supposed to be a base coat but I liked it too much to go any further…