This holiday project is brought to you by Jess' boyfriend, Brian.
He began construction in November, just as the crisp winter weather began to set in.
The train was built using an N scale train and model.
The mountains were created using newspaper balls, plaster cloth, and foam core all covered in a layer of white paint and faux snow.
The trees were rolled in water and glue, and also sprinkled with faux snow.
And the pond was cut out and painted blue on the bottom, and then filled with a liquid that dries clear and looks like ice. The ice skaters will be arriving soon!
Any winter wonderland needs a few woodland creatures to play in the snow.
Though there are still a few finishing touches Brian would like to add, we thought it would be fun to share with you all the work he's done so far.
Next year's plans include a light-up Christmas tree, a few more skiers, sledders, and forest critters, and a couple of log cabins to warm up in after a day of merry-making in the snow.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a train to catch! ( ;
~ Nel ~