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Snow? What snow?


Happy New Year!
Faber-Castell's first challenge in 2016 is mother nature's SNOW!  We haven't had any snow this winter yet, but I've been painting snow this winter for the first time and love it! I did this design in my art journal first and my son liked it so I decided to paint him a canvas 16x20.



I love Faber Castel gelato's. They have a creamy consistency. Who's kidding here? I love to use my fingers to create and gelato's are perfect for that! ha!

They are so easy to use.  I had already gotten my canvas ready by using Rebecca Baer's stencil in the corners with her stencil gel and a layer of white gesso. It had dried overnight before I started coloring my gelato's on. I used 3 different blues.
 I spritzed some water and went to work with my fingers!  the fun part!!  I tried to keep the center the lightest color.  Forgot to take more pictures-got carried away creating!!
 I lightly sketched my church with a water color pencil. I used white, black and gray gelatos to do my church and tree.  Once done, I used a second stencil from Rebecca Baer (snowflakes) and white gesso them in various areas of the canvas.  Love how it turned out!!  The gelato's give the church a softness.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a healthy, happy and prosperous 2016!



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