Love the colours, love that we get to wear boots again! Love that its still warm enough to go for long walks and its not chilly-willies outside!
With all that in mind.....i wanted to do something autumnal this week, and this is what i did.......
I started off by painting one the printers trays (with no compartments) with black gesso and glued it together.
I used lots of different wood leaves from the shop. There is a massive selection to choose from. The little bubby ones were snipped of the branches so they fitted into the tray ok. Using Decoart paints, i mixed colours together to get some nice rich Autumnish hues.
Whilst they were drying, i applied a layer of sand texture medium mixed with a smidge of black and applied it to the tray. I then arranged the leaves and the face, pressing down gently in the sand. To fill in the gaps, i used chipped ballast.
The resin face was painted a rusty colour with some crackle glaze dabbed on in places, and then some antiquing cream in white rubbed into the glaze.
The piece was finished off by adding a couple of words to one of the leaves.
Thanks for reading.
Holly Leaf Sprig
Chestnut Leaf and Twig
Maple Leaf and Twig
Sugar Maple Leaf