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Winter Snow Inspiration

When it snows I am filled such a magnificent feeling, okay, only when I am at home, warm and safe.  I do not feel this way about snowfalls when I am driving.  I wanted to be reminded of my snow feelings so I decided to create a journal page.


I began to flip through my art journals looking for a background.  I often make backgrounds with no purpose in mind.  This is quite handy when I need a starting point.  A purple tag background seemed to fit my mood.





Blue paper punched snowflakes glued down.






A gently tracing of blue Inktense watercolor pencil around the snowflakes then a touch of glitter and gems.  To create a place to ground the soon to be snowman, I cut text and watercolored it blue.






Added a snowman cut from textured wallpaper.  He was covered in all sorts of colors of paint, none being the right color.  Then a coat of gesso to tone it down.  Still not happy with the snowman at this point.





More gesso on top of the snowman.  Now I am happy with the contrast.  Typed up & glued down a bit of journaling.



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  • Terrie: Creative Explorer January 18, 2012, 11:27 am

    Since I’m sitting here looking out at the snow steadily falling here in Seattle (an unusual occurrence), this page really caught my eye. I love the tag background and the snowman turned out perfectly. I’m inspired to get my journal active again….thanks for the visit.

  • Cowgirl Red January 18, 2012, 9:27 pm

    I love it. What a fun way to spend a snowy day. You make me want to try art journaling. Terah

  • Little Drum January 18, 2012, 9:34 pm

    Carolyn! This is so beautiful! Colors, textures, shapes! I love it. I am very new to art journaling. Taking serious baby steps. Your journals are lovely! Thank you for sharing you talents.

  • Lenna Young Andrews January 18, 2012, 10:30 pm

    Carolyn, Thanks so much for visiting and also commenting on my blog. I am so glad I came by – I love this journal page you created!!! It is very magical. I agree, the gesso was the perfect touch for your snowman. I like your words too, and the way you have placed them as well. All very lovely!!!

  • Carol Samsel January 18, 2012, 10:31 pm

    I’m loving the whole page…the colors ..the textures….all say winter and calm….the snowman is perfect to my eye :0)

  • Rita McGregor January 18, 2012, 10:38 pm

    The colors are perfect for cold and snow. Just the right amount of sparkle. 🙂

  • Valerie-Jael January 19, 2012, 1:18 am

    Beautiful snow page, love it! Valerie

  • Nordljus January 19, 2012, 7:06 am

    What a beautiful page you created here! Love the colours, and that snowman is so sweet! I absolutely love winter and snow, and just wish it would drop a few degrees and turn the rain outside into snow.

  • Melisa January 19, 2012, 9:25 am

    I love the snowman. He looks so frosty! It rarely snows here,and I can’t say I have any good feelings about it when it does, but this snow of your I love!

  • Inger-Marie Sæverud January 19, 2012, 5:00 pm

    That is so beautiful!

  • Susan January 20, 2012, 2:00 pm

    Very pretty. Love the snowman. The textured wallpaper idea is great

  • Karenliz January 20, 2012, 4:40 pm

    Beautiful page! The colors caught my eye right away. And maybe because it’s going to snow here in CT tomorrow and I’m hoping it doesnt.

  • teddi January 20, 2012, 6:33 pm

    great use of texture, & color. you have captured joyfulness in winter.