Thursday, 5 October 2017

Autumnal Memories Wreath


Jane here today with my take on this weeks colour challenge...

I love the colours of autumn particularly the way the leaves look so beautiful as they change colour so I felt I had to make a leafy project...

I started with a Tando wreath shape and decided to make it into something that could be a piece of home d├ęcor, maybe for someone in a new home, so I used one of the whimsical houses set 2 alongside leaves from the mini sets 2 and 3 and the memories word. 

After coating all the pieces with gesso I used the Tando mini stencil leaves 1 with some modelling paste all around the wreath.  I then used Decoart Media acrylics to create a blended look across the wreath then used the colours to paint the rest of the pieces (titan buff, diarylide yellow, hansa yellow light, pyrole orange, quinacridone magenta and burnt umber)...

These were then stamped with the Dinkie Script stamp from IndigoBlu using sepia archival ink and then gold gilding wax was added.

For the house I first embossed the main part in a stone wall embossing folder then painted the pieces and gilded...

Once it had all been placed and stuck down I added some gems for a bit of sparkle then flicked the whole piece with watered down gold paint to tie it all together...

The products used were as follows, you can click on them to link to a more detailed product description...

* Whimsical Houses Shape 2
* Memories Word
* Minis - Leaves 2
* Minis - Leaves 3
* Leaves 1 4" x 4" stencil
* Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics

Thank you for reading and I hope that it has ignited your love of autumn!

Happy Crafting,

Jane xx

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