Good Monday morning. I love making white on white projects with a few touches of color. I recently made a fall card for my CLASSroom post using the Impression Obsession Tree Frame and adding colorful leaves. My project today takes white on white to a new high for me because I added even more white with Polar White Flower Soft. I love how it added a soft touch to the sweet scene with the mother and baby deer from the Deer Trio. .
I started by painting Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue on the branches with an old paint brush and applying the flower soft. I did this in steps and painting small areas at a time so my glue wouldn’t dry out before I could get the flower soft on. I did a tutorial back in September showing the steps of applying the glue and flower soft to the tree branches and how I created the frame and scenery around the tree. You can find the tutorial here.
Note: Don’t use a good brush to apply the glue. The glue does wash out with water but it isn’t so great for the bristles. I actually attached my old brush to my bottle of glue with a rubber band so I would remember to use the same brush over and over. I am absent minded when crafting and reach for the first brush I come to. LOL! I’ve ruined a few good ones by mistreating them.
While the tree was drying I attached snowy ground pieces to the back of the frame with 1/8” double stick tape. I then painted on the glue to both sections and applied flower soft. Patience is not my strong suit so I whistled the Jeopardy tune while everything was drying and cut the deer, fir sprigs and birds and embellished the baby deer’s neck with foliage and berries. When everything was dry I applied 1/8” double stick tape to the back of the frame and attached the tree frame. I applied thin pieces of mounting tape to the back of the frame and tree trunk and attached to the card base.
Note: I had to cut 3/4 of the tree frame border off to make it fit to the outer frame.
Here’s a closer view of the branches. I added the red birds to add interest to all that white.
Here’s a closer view of the deer, snow banks and foliage. I attached the deer to the card base with mounting tape. I tucked the foliage in behind the snow layers and around the deer and attached with glossy accents. I finished by painting glue on the foliage and applying the flower soft. I didn’t apply the glue and flower soft before attaching the sprigs to the scene because I knew my fingers would damage it in the process.
I almost colored the deer as well but thought they made a stronger impact on the scene in white even though they are slightly lost with the tree branches behind them.
I hope you have a great week and don’t work too hard preparing for your Thanksgiving dinner.