Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Autumn Crackle : by Jennie

Hello everyone and welcome to my little celebration of Autumn!

I decided to work today with an ATC wood blank which I thought would be perfect for this little mushroom group which caught my eye.

The ATC got a coat of gesso and then some random "splodges" of DecoArt Crackle Paint. Texture paste through a stencil gave me a neat little sentiment too.

I then went in with a rusty/walnut stain spray adding lots of water to get a more softer look. As you all know I love these wood products from Calico Craft Parts as I can spray water heavily and nothing buckles!

I decided to give the mushrooms a crackle finish too. The crackle paint was overlaid over brown Acrylic paints which I extended to the stems as well blending the colours as best I could (I am not a great painter!)

I was very excited when these wonderful labels were introduced earlier in the summer just as I went on holiday, so I am only now getting to play with them. Adding a coat of gesso first meant I could add the watery sprays and dab it off here and there to get a rusty finish but leaving the quote more or less free of paint.

I really love how this little piece came together. We do get quite a few wild mushrooms growing up here in Shetland, some of which are definitely not good for you! They are huge things and are very black when cooked. I miss seeing the beautiful delicate mushrooms of the forest floor .....

..... which are indeed the most wonderful things ......

As always thank you for joining me today and happy crafting!

Jennie x

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  1. I love those mushrooms. How beautifully you've captured the season, Jennie. xx

  2. Wonderful looking mushrooms, and of course I love your neutral tones like always!

  3. I love your tiny crackled mushrooms - what an exquisite ATC!
    Alison x