I really started my canvas with the focal point. Surprisingly, I owned Tim Holtz Layered Leaf die and embossing folder for quite some time and never opened it! It's now my favorite die! I colored my leaves with Distress crayons over Prima Gold Crackle texture paste. Adding alcohol inks (Terra Cotta, Butterscotch, Bottle, and Cranberry) adds even more depth of color. It's hard to believe these leaves started as manila office file folders!
The next two shots are the same leaf--one taken in natural outdoor light, and the other at my kitchen table. I really love how you can see the alcohol inks pooling in the recesses in the second photo.
I tried to mark the progression of summer into fall, by coloring and crinkling my leaves from just turning colors to getting really deep and crunchy as they do just before they fall.
Initially, I started on another background and threw my leaves on a small Distress oxide mop up card on my worktop. It reminded me of leaves falling through a late summer sky. I ditched the first background and made a new background using Fossilized Amber and Broken China DOX. I splattered with Walnut Stain and and edged with Frayed Burlap inks.
A mop up card scrap and a Quote Chip colored with Fossilized Amber DOX and Distress Vintage Collage Medium and edged in Walnut Stain ink finish off my seasonal canvas.
A lot of shadows at the kitchen table, but I really liked the look--reminds me of the deeper shadows you see in the fall.
I'm sharing with these challenges:
Sandee and amelie's Steampunk Challenges - September 2017 Challenge - Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial
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