Hello everyone!

Today I am inspired by the winter season, florals, and happiness. It's traditional around this time of year we wish everyone we know wellness and happiness in the new year. In the spirit of this tradition, I made a canvas with an angel as the focal point. I did this because I am sending you a wishing angel this year. Don't mind the sparkles, those are just remnants left as reminders of your blessings.

I am challenged this month to create using only a black and white mood board! This is quite a challenge for me!! As most of you all know, I love color lots of it too. I hope you enjoy my interpretation of the mood board and are inspired to join us this month at the Academy of Scrapbooking and Arts Blog. There is never enough inspiration.

Product List:
Creative Embellishments: Mosaic Panel
Dusty Attic: "Feathers" made by Nuneka
Prima Marketing/Re-Design: Shiny Star Wax
Prima Marketing/Finnabair Studio: Heavy White Gesso, Snow Flake Paste, "Graphite" Metallique Wax, Cogs & Wings Mould
Prima Marketing/Memory Hardware – Glass Pearls (Purple, Black, Gold)
Simon Say's Stamp: Intense Black Ink
Aileen's Tacky Glue
Alumilite: Clear Casting Resin
Icicles: From my stash
Flowers: From my stash

Let's get our craft on, shall we?

Start by altering all your chipboard pieces and flowers using heavy white gesso
***Hint: Heavy gesso prevents you from having to apply multiple layers of gesso to get true white

While that settles, dry brush some white gesso on the canvas itself

Apply the panel straight to the canvas using your favorite adhesive

Use some heavy black gesso to paint your angel and castings. Also, splatter the canvas

Now distress the chipboard panel with some black ink
***Hint: Since the chipboard piece is white the black ink will give it a distressed dark gray color

With the same ink, distress the edges of each flower and chipboard pieces

Use some silver wax on the outermost and top layers only, use the same wax on your feathers
***Hint: The wax will highlight the angel making it the focal point

Now begin laying down your elements beginning with the feather chipboard pieces

Then lay down the feather castings, wings, angel, lastly the flowers and icicle limbs

Add some snow paste to the flowers, top corner, and wings with a sprinkle of glitter

It may seem like a lot, but in mixed media, it's all about layering. It's not hard. You got this!

Here are some close-ups for you to enjoy

I hope you enjoyed your time with me here today! Stay healthy and stay creative.

Thanks so much,
Jessica Larios
Matter of Crafts

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