Winter will soon be upon us and I've started work on a new tiered tray for the season! I think I'm going to keep the color palette simple...blue, white and maybe a hint of red or silver. I finished my first sign. There is a simplicity about it but I think that is why I like it. Winter is a "simple" season in that there isn't much color but instead blankets of snow, cold, cold temps and an occasional cut of hot chocolate. But what would winter be without a snowman? So I chose to incorporate a snowman face in my sign. The signs I create are mostly hand painted using acrylics on wood or MDF. Painting gives me freedom to add details that bring the signs or element to life. But even after painting the words in a gradient fashion from blue to white, I felt like something was missing. It was too simple. So, enter sublimation! I printed the snowman face on a piece of hardboard to replace the "O" in the word and it just felt better! It pops! I added a frame to this sign and gave it a wash of gray. I'm on the fence with the gray....maybe a blue-gray would have been better. I'll just let it sit for a while as I work on other signs. Hopefully the color grows on me....otherwise, I can always paint over it!
Here's a sneak peek of my sign.
Til next time, keep krafting!