And here is my next design for :
That Craft Place Challenge Blog.
As usual this fortnight's theme is:
Mixed Media Anything Goes!
So lets see what you can come up with!
This time of the year always inspires me so it wasn't difficult to find something to work with.
I have spent a lot of time walking in the park and gardening, getting everything ready for the winter.
The light is so different and the colours too which change almost by the day until everything takes on a warm autumnal glow.
And this is where it took me.
I started off with a frame from That Craft Place they come in a pack of two in different sizes.
I started by taking some old brown wrapping paper and screwed it up very tight, opened it and then glued it down onto the front of the frame. I wanted the creases to show on the surface to create a nice texture resembling bark.
Once this was stuck down and dry, I painted it with a coat of white Gesso.
From here I started adding colour using Aqua Tints with a brush and also dripping the paint down the frame.
These photographs were the inspiration for this project.
And you can probably see where I got my ideas for:
the focal point
and the embellishment.
Once I was satisfied with the colours, I rubbed over the surface with Classic Treasure Gold gilding wax which really makes the texture pop.
These were made using card that I had prepared earlier by spraying it with a variety of inks with Mica. This gives a lovely glow to the colours.
I used a variety of dies for this including:
Layered Leaf (die and embossing folder).
Holiday Greens Thinlits.
Impression Obsession Leaf dies.
Then used my embossing tool to shape the leaves.
Next I started to play around with the arrangement of the leaves, replacing the frame to check how these would look.
When I was satisfied with this I attached the frame to the base using Cosmic Shimmer glue.
The tree was made using a die by Tim Holtz called Branch Tree and given highlights with Treasure Gold gilding wax.
I added some net amongst the leaves too.
Gradually I built up the outside of the frame and attached the spider's web which I had painted black and highlighted with silver gilding wax.
To complete the frame I added a metal embellishment and some toad stools. Both of these are available from That Craft Place. I added some stickles glitter glues to the leaves and the spider.
So there you go, a beautiful Autumnal decorated frame.
I hope you enjoyed watching me make this and it would be great if you could pop over and see what the other DT members have been making and maybe join in the challenge too at:
Many thanks for your comments
I am hoping to enter this project in the following challenges:
Autumn Mood at Moo Mania
Cuttlebug Mania Black and Orange