Autumn is in full swing here -the trees and colors are so inspiring I just had to create some projects around it, beginning with my calendar spread for November. It was started by gluing a decorative napkin to the pages:
A round plastic canvas was used with Dylusions Postbox Red Ink Spray over the dried pages:
Nov. calendar spread all ready:
Filled in the calendar blocks, etc. using ochre cardstock, Versafine Onyx Black ink, and rubber stamps from Hero Arts (numbers) and Studio g (letters). Staz-On ink in Mustard was sponged around edges and open spaces to create more warmth. Typed and glued down autumn quote then added a variety of leaf stickers.
Simon Says Monday Challenge theme is "anything goes". For this I created a decorative fall candle:
Ribbon , trim and fabrics were glued to the candle using Mod Podge. Tulle was gathered and tied in the center to create a bow and glued on with a hot glue gun. A scallop punch was used on white card stock. Pumpkin was stamped in black, colored in with markers and embellished with glitter glue. A very easy peasy way to turn a plain simple candle into a festive one!
Products: tall candle (Dollar Store); asst. fabrics, tulle and crochet trim (JoAnne Stores); purple ribbon (Offray); rubber stamp (PSX); markers (Marvy); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); 2" scallop punch( EK Success); Diamond Stickles Glitter glue (Ranger); Mod Podge Matte.
And what's a day without paint? Keeping with my theme this week I did two different journal pages of trees in autumn.
The base is a paper towel I had used for blotting off excess ink sprays. It was glued to the page with Collage Pauge. I stamped the tree branch (Beeswax) using Sepia Versafine ink (Tsukineko). I went over the tree with a brown marker to deepen the lines. Lightly sponged on Onyx Black ink over the bottom. The sentiment was added digitally in photoshop.
This next one is an abstract tree I painted after getting inspired by some You Tube videos I watched recently for tips about painting trees.
The watercolor page was "painted" heavily with water. Acrylic paints were applied in this order: yellow, white , light brown, dark brown, purple, and black. Some sponging was done to blend a bit. The quote was added digitally in photoshop.
Whatever season you are in where you live I hope it is inspiring you too!
Linking to: Art Journal Every Day, Creative Every Day, Kate Crane's 2013 Calendar Challenge, Glue It Tuesday, Mandarin orange Monday, Paint Party Friday, Simon Says Monday Challenge. Take some time to visit some of the inspiring artists here-you'll be so glad you did!
"Just before the death of flowers, and before they are buried in snow, there comes a festival season when nature is all aglow." unknown