Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Forever Autumn Part 2

Hello everyone, I hope you're all having a good week with some sunshine as we've had (at least until yesterday when the remains of hurricane whatever made it rather windy!).
My parents in law are slowly recovering and my mother in law has been eating since late Friday much to our relief. We don't know when either of them will be able to leave hospital, we just have to wait and see what happens.
I have my midway inspiration for our Forever Autumn challenge over at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog to share today and unusually for me, no stamping is involved!!!

My substrate for this creation is a pair of the new circular greyboard shapes from the last Hochanda show which I've layered up.
I first covered them with texture sand paste applied with a palette knife rather roughly I admit. Once it was dry, I used the gorgeous leaf stencil (TC7002) with texture paste to add leaves around the outside of the larger circle and all over the smaller one - it's necessary to wait for some of the leaves to dry before adding more.
When everything was dry I got to work with some of the flat matte sprays using saffron, orange and tomato followed by a touch of basil and some gold lustre spray. As you'll see, the spray behaves differently on the texture paste where it is absorbed more to the sand texture paste where it dries almost gone.

This is before the sprays had dried completely and the end result is much softer as the ink is fully absorbed.
I added some dabbing with antique gold metallic paint on the larger circle and copper on the smaller one and made the edges pop with black multi surface paint.
I glued the circles together and finished off with the stencilled nature text (TC7036) which I did with potting soil Archival ink on a scrap of spray overflow paper.

If you haven't yet entered, do give it a go as there are some great prizes up for grabs.

Have a great day.
Fliss xx


brenda said...

What a beautifully tactile piece of artwork Fliss, it's one of those you want to reach out and touch.

B x

Joan said...

Beautiful piece of art Fliss, love the texture and colours


A Pink said...

Fabulous Fliss . Gorgeous warm autumnal colour and great texture. Tfs x

Dorthe said...

It is so beautiful Fliss, I love it, the autumn tones, and the sandpaste under your gorgeous leaves. Hugs, Dorthe xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful art Fliss. Glad to hear the health of your in-laws is improving! Hugs, Valerie

Craftychris said...

So glad your parents in law are recovering, albeit slowly. Love this gorgeous autumnal piece - lovely texture and beautiful colours! xxxxx