Hello there and happy Fall! So far we're having gorgeous weather here in Southwestern Ontario after a hot and stick summer. In honour of this gorgeousness I decided to create a canvas with some warm fall colours and one of my favourite little creatures!
I dry-embossed the chipboard leaves using a leaf-themed Darice embossing folder by lining them up as closely as possible with similar-sized leaves on the folder to get the lines in the right places. The pumpkins were covered with corrugated cardboard. The heart was dry-embossed.
I attached some bits of crumpled tissue paper and pieces of burlap and cheesecloth for texture as well as some mesh ribbon and corrugated cardboard. I added some stencilling with texture paste then primed everything with gesso before painting it with gold acrylic paint.
I then used Colourarte Silks and Twinkling H20s to add some splashes of warm colour here and there.
I then sprayed the canvas with a variety of mists and added some brown ink on the letters as well as on the edge of the squirrel. I attached a couple metal and wooden embellishments to finish it off. This little project will suit my house perfectly for fall decor...not only because I love squirrels but because my home is definitely a bit of a nuthouse....and that's just the way I like it! Wishing you a happy and at least mildly nutty week!
GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED
Fall Shape Set
OTHER ITEMS USED
gold acrylic paint
Twinkling H20s and Silks by ColourArtemists by; Tattered Angels
& Heidi SwappPrima static stencil 6x6