It’s the last theme challenge of 2018 and for December, Claire chose White. A brilliant choice with lots of scope for creating. Of course my first thought was snow. As I mulled over ideas, my thoughts were taken to fairy tales, then Narnia. Stepping through the wardrobe in to the world of eternal winter. Meeting Mr Tumnus, and the Snow Queen, riding on her sled and handing out Turkish delight… my favourite! I’ve been playing around with ideas for wooden shrines recently, making wooden boxes containing special things and I thought I could use those ideas to create the magical wardrobe.
I was really excited to try out my ideas and made everything in the first week of the month, not like me at all. I’m usually a last minute maker! The wardrobe was made from plywood, laser cut and engraved with a design, and the handles and nails were made from jewellery end caps and head pins.
Inside, the trees were made from coconut matting and scenery supplies along with some hobbycraft fake snow. The background was painted in acrylics to blend with the foreground and look as though you could step right through it and walk off in to the distance.
I included a drawer at the bottom of the wardrobe. This is to house the electrics. Unfortunately with Christmas happening, time got away from me, so I didn’t get to add the LED light that I want to shine down on to the snow by the lamp post, or give it a coat of beeswax for a nice sheen. I’ll finish it off in the new year!
Thank to Claire for a brilliant Theme to work with this month, I’ve had lots of fun creating a magical White world!
To see what ideas the rest of the AE Team and guests have had for the theme, follow the links below….
Art Elements Team
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