Autumn, here we are, till now nice and warm, not only in colours but also in weather. I love that time of the year, I think because the colours seem to be richer than any other time. That deep red, or the warm orange/yellow, or that end of the summer green, they all call me “take me home and give me some texture”, so I created two mixed media canvases autumn 1 and autumn 2.
As today morning I walked down, I saw does beautiful coloured leaves in the dirt of the streets and it hit me, wow I have the same colours in gelli prints at home. So when I arrived home I pulled them all out and I had to die cut and emboss some leaves with Sizzix tattered leaves.
Nice, aren’t they? But I just can’t leave them on the table, they need a proper background! And there we go. I had a piece of fine canvas, some grunge boards, great opportunity to create my own canvas boards (they are left overs, so if you take a good look, you can see that they are different in size). After I applied the first layer of fine canvas it seemed to be to proper to me, so I added some older printed canvas pieces as a collage, and as I am the never knows when it is enough girl, I had to add some thread as well, all with soft gel of course. After it dried it was still to ‘clean’ for me. So I took my Lindy’s stamp gang sprays and a water mister and no mercy, don’t ask for colour code used everything that came to my hand. When I finished and looked at it I decided it needs some splatters, so I added it with gesso mixed with water. Finally I wanted a frame, but not an additional, but something that can be a part of that background, not to pop too much, but still a bit of an interest. There came the copper crackle texture paste with the bamboo stencil and tadaah two mixed media backgrounds for my gelliarts leaves.
And then I played a bit with my leaves, put them here and then there, till I find the right lay out. That’s the story of my autumn gelliarts leaves. And finally some close ups:
No autumn leaf was harmed during the process. Original gelli prints made with Golden Open Acrylics. Thanks for dropping by! Happy autumn time everyone!