Monday, January 22, 2018


Hi everyone!

I have a good friend who performs in a local production of "The Nutcracker" every year. This year she was able to dance "Snow" or Waltz of the Snowflakes on stage with her daughter. Mommy daughter ballet? Love! I really wanted to make her something to remember the occasion so I snagged a picture of them backstage and created this mixed media canvas for her:

I wanted to add the music from the piece but I'm not swimming in Nutcracker sheet music around here. lol So I printed some out, tore it up and Mod Podged it onto the canvas, leaving one title visible:

Obviously, that stark white was not going to work. lol So I took some Distress Inks and wiped them on using a paper towel.

Finally, I added some bubble wrap stamping and punchinella stenciling here and there. Background Finished!

When I decided I wanted to make this canvas for my friend, I went out in search for doodads and whatnots to add to it and found these pretty snow flowers and glittery pick. But once I started this canvas, erm, well, turns out the decor I chose was GINORMOUS. And no way would it work:

lol Right? So now I had to figure out what the heck to do with it...So I did what any creator does when faced with a need to switch directions: Make as much work for herself as possible. lol! I ended up cutting apart the pick and individually gluing the stems along the bottom and here and there around the rest. It sort of reminded me of ice and snow which I thought was cool.

The snow flower I decided to cut up as well and just added a couple of petals to accent the picture. And of course, I added washi tape around the edge of the canvas to finish it off. :)

And here it is!

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