Hello autumn loving crafty friends! Tracy here, and today I have a fun little fall inspired mixed media project to share. Here are all of the details.
Other Products Used:
Cardstock- Ivory, Paper Distresser, Distress Ink- Vintage Photo, Heat Gun, Embossing Pad, DecoArt (Acrylic Paint- Raw Umber, Modelling Paste, Gesso, Metallic Lustre Gold Rush, Metallic Lustre Iced Espresso, Metallic Acrylic Paint- Bronze, Copper), Ranger (Crackle Accents, Distress Embossing Glaze- Hickory Smoke, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Ivory Embossing Powder), Buttons, Burlap String, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Foam Tape, Adhesive Dots Medium, E-Z Runner Ultra)
I started my project by covering the wood leaf in modelling paste. I used a texture tool to stipple the paste, almost like a popcorn ceiling. Once that layer had dried, I used the stencil to add more texture with the modelling paste. Let dry completely.
Next, I added copper paint to the middle of the leaf areas. Then I added bronze paint out to the edges. Once mostly dry, I covered the edges in dark brown paint and brushed it inwards. Splatter the whole piece with a raspberry toned mister. Let dry completely. Next I added crackle glaze to the darker brown outside of the leaf. Once dry, I again added a very thin layer of dark brown paint using my finger to get the paint into the cracks and dull the shine just slightly.
I picked out the leaves that I wanted to use around my photo and covered them in different shades of embossing enamel. Next I matted my photo in cream cardstock and distressed the edges. Ink the edges, and then add to the leaf using a double layer of foam tape. Then I added the embossed leaves around the matted photo using glue dots.
Cover the “So Doggone Cute” in ivory embossing powder and add just below the matted photo. Finally I added some button and a dangly gem with burlap string.
Using liquid adhesive, I also added a bead/micro bead mix around the leaves.
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