Friday, 27 December 2013

Autumn leaves

I figured out how to die-cut simple shapes without a die-cutting machine (it involves a pasta machine - don't ask me more, because it is a bit un-scientific approach to die-cutting) so I got a set of leaf dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps and started making leaves.

First, I made a small project - a tag inspired by Tim Holtz's September tag. And it turned our awesome. The leaves were painted with Distress Paints and sprayed with Perfect Pearl Mist.

So, after the initial success, I started to mass produce the leaves...

... and I made this autumn wreath...

I didn't stop there... I painted this page in my Priority journal. It has some real leaves and some stencilled leaves (I kept some of the shapes from the die-cutting to use as stencils).

I did a little bit of drippage for the background. First, I used acrylic inks on black gesso but the inks didn't show much when they dried, so I went over it with white gesso and started again - so much better.

I didn't stop there... And I swear, this is the last leaf-inspired layout of this season - because I'm really tired of leaves...

I first started with drippage - what else - and a Prima stencil.

Then I added leaves cut out of deli paper and baking paper. And more drippage (this time using Distress paints).

For more photos from my journals, go to my Flickr page.

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