Saturday, 6 October 2012

Falling Leaves

It's very autumnal this morning here in Wiltshire, so what better to do than try out my new Autumn Blueprint stamps.  I have been meaning to use them all week as there are lots of lovely autumn themed challenges around at the moment. 

I've made a little wall hanging that fits the bill for Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge 24, over at Studio L3, which is to use the Alcohol Ink resist technique found on page 59 of Tim's book, Simon Says Stamp and Show Leaf-spiration, and The Artistic Stamper challenge for October which is The Natural World.

The canvas is 6''x4'' and painted with titian buff, terracotta and a eggy yellow acrylic paint all blendedto darkest at the edges. There are some little patches of Antique Bronze Crackle Paint and these and the edges are inked with Gathered Twigs DI. The leaf blueprints are then stamped very lightly in Gathered Twig on the canvas.   Next I coloured some card with Aged Mahogany DI and lightly stamped the leaf blueprints on this with copper paint.

The main leaf is made following the instructions on page 59 of the Compendium of Curiosities 2. 
Next I got busy with some Kraft Glassine and my Alcohol Inks and made lots of little leaves using the Autumn Gatherings strip die, and sprayed them with a little Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls.  The moth is stamped using Rusty Hinge DI  on Stampboard.

To finish off I have used some slightly rusty wire to make a rustic looking hanger, and just added a few bits of Ideology.