Yes, I'm feeling the darkening of days. We are down to about 7 hours of daylight in later November and still a month out from Winter Solstice. This week even brought our first significant snowfall which has since melted with the rains and the winds that have returned.
So in response, a winter shrine.
The first step in this process is to paint a layer of Gesso on tin. for this project, I popped the lid off from an Altoids tin and painted the base.
I rolled out my Polymer clay and using molds, fashioned tiny moon heads and wings. These I spray painted and later added additional colors as needed.
Back to the Altoids tin, I added five layers of color using metallic acrylics: blue, gold, red, green and violet. It was my hope to achieve a northern lights effect.
From there, the most creative piece comes into play: design. Directly to the back of the tin, I stamped Rubbermoon's Houses at Night (RM2827) and Paint Splatter. To paper, I stamped New Moon. I added a sprinkling of confetti stars to they sky for good measure, for what is moon without stars?
To the front and interior of tin, I added Rubbermoon's stamped image for Woman Crow on Boat (GE2772)
-->and stamped directly to tin Once in a Blue Moon. Another handful of stars added here. A layer of gel medium should be used for good measure, just to seal the work that has been done.
Shrine is then ready for bookshelf, gifting, or winter! Grab a hot cup of tea and visit the Rubbermoon blog for all kinds of creative goodness.