If I could, I'd have fall last for oh, I don't know, maybe six months. It's my favorite time of the year. I never get tired of rustling leaves, sweater weather (anybody get that?) wood fires, hot chocolate and gingerbread cake, all the gorgeous color and frosty mornings.
everybody! Lora here taking my turn for the fab Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
folks and today I am bringing you a little bit of Autumnal craftiness.
It's fall on a stick! I couldn't help the cheesy play on words, but it really is Fall on a Stick.
a little hard to photograph as it's 18 inches tall, but it is a
left-over stick of plywood that was in my husbands scrap box. I love
recycling things if I can, and this was the perfect thing to play with
the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Fall Shape Set.
The first thing I did was gesso the surface of the stick and the pieces from the fall Shape Set that I chose for my piece.
I made sure I liked the original arrangement, then removed the chipboard and began working on the surface of the stick.
matte medium, I glued down the paper I chose to the front and sides of
the wood. The paper I chose is a neutral, cream colored paper with some
script on it. I wanted something that wasn't dark but would have
interest to it as it would show through on the final piece.
used Phthalo Blue with some glazing medium to make the blue
transparent, as you can see in the photo above, the lettering shows
through the color. This gives the object more depth and richness and can
give you a whole range of possibilities for future projects!
the glazing dried I applied some gold acrylic paint to the surface. No
glazing medium in this, just the paint, which adds another dimension.
I randomly applied it, keeping in mind that the surface of the stick is the background for the message.
set this aside to let it dry and began working on the chipboard. I
painted the scallop edge banner pieces black and set those aside. (Note;
make sure you paint all the edges of your chipboard in black or gold or
they will be white and glare at you!)
the letters and the leaves, I used red and yellow acrylic paints that I
also mixed to make orange and kinf randomly painted the leaves and
letters. I didn't use a pattern and had all three colrs on my brush. I
dabbed and stroked the paint on and the colors came together on their
own, creating a randomness...kind of the way you sometimes see leaves in
nature, no two are alike.
I checked my placing one more time, finished painting the leaves and acorns and then glued everything down.
You can see in the photo below that I applied the paint on the acorn tops thickly in order to get a bit more texture.
everything dried, I used a very light application of Nickel Azo Quinac
Gold on all the gold that I painted on the piece, icluding any gold that
I painted on the leaves. It turns the gold a richer shade, and adds a
bit of 'age' to the piece.
it all dried thoroughly, I added some black dot details to the leaves
and acrons to give them a little contrast, varnished the piece and glue a
filigree doodad to the back as a hanger. Finished!
Fall Shape Set
Acrylic Glazing Medium
Thank you for stopping by!