12/12/14

From Art Journal to Canvas: Christmas Trees

I recently took this art journal page:

 All is Calm art journal page, blogged here.

and made two 9" x 12" canvases from it:


Here are a few close-ups:







The only difference I made with these trees on canvas is that I used a larger snowflake stencil than in the art journal. You can't see it well in the photos but the Aleene's Glitter Snow really shimmers on these canvases, and I love that effect along with the texture it adds.

I'm not sure if I'll have time to translate this art journal page into fabric before the year ends, but I'm enjoying the colors and process so much, I may just keep a little Christmas going into the New Year!

CGM

12/7/14

What We're Reading This Month

Me:

Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger

Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
(on sale 2/3/15, I am reading an advance copy)

Sam (age 7):
Samantha's Surprise (American Girl) 

Lego Friends: New Girl in Town

Maddy (age 3):

Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
(Both girls love the Bear series, this one is a particular fave!)

(I'll buy anything Anna Dewdney writes and illustrates. This series is excellent for preschoolers)

What are you reading this month?

CGM