Monday, 26 September 2016

2016 #18 Sculpted Leaves {by Sue Carrington}

2016 Topic 18: Autumn Leaves

Hi everyone it's Sue here with a project for the current theme Autumn Leaves. 
Tonight I'd like to share with you some more dabbling with the Sculpture Medium and painting it with Frescos. 

This theme is right up my alley as the colours of Autumn are my favourites to work with, and the Fresco range blend so beautifully. As Summer cools off and Autumn arrives it's time to take a breath before the onslaught of the festive season. I once heard it said that the earth gives a huge sigh of relief when Summer is over and Autumn arrives, so the quote I've used sort of reflects this. 



Step One: I found this frame lurking in the bottom of a box so decided to give it some attention, I discarded the glass and am now left with the 2 main parts. 


Step Two: I painted both pieces with Snowflake then created a MasterBoard from tissue paper and stamps from VID09. This was torn up and glued over the frame. 

VID09.

Step Three: My idea was to create Autumn leaves around the edge of the frame and I wanted them to hold their shape but also look moulded to the frame. So, I die cut several leaves using the PaperArtsy Oak Leaf dies from Egyptian cotton then soaked them in Prima Sculpture Medium. While the medium was still wet I sprinkled on Mini Art Stones. The medium needs to be left, at least, overnight for the fabric to set hard and I wanted more shape so I scrunched up some thin wire and pushed it underneath the leaves and left it to set.


Step Four: I then started to layer up Fresco colours, reaching for all the wonderful shades that scream Autumn to me. First up is Pumpkin Soup, I made sure the leaves were thoroughly coated but only gave the frame a light coat. Tango was next and I concentrated this mainly on the centre area of the leaves and then blended it out on the frame. 


Step Five: Autumn Fire and Brown Shed were next and again I concentrated on the centre of the leaves. The final colours were Claret and French Roast, this is a fabulous colour to create that burnt look, as it's translucent it allows the previous colours to still be seen. 


Step Six: I'd got some of the tissue Masterboard left so covered the back panel with it and then using the same Fresco colours layered up the colour using a baby wipe. I used Haystack on the centre area as it's opaque so knocked back the text on the tissue paper ready for the main image. 


Step Seven: I stamped the main image directly on to the board and also onto some tissue paper. I then cut out the man with the leaf and glued it over the top. 


Step Eight: I rubbed some Florentine Treasure Gold lightly over the top of the leaves. The quote was stamped using one of those little alphabet stamp sets onto Smoothy Card, cut out and edged with Fresco paint. 



The idea of Autumn leaves can send you in so many directions but for me it was mainly about the colours. Frescos work so well together even if you cross over your colour families, like I do all the time ! Layering up the different shades really gives your project depth as well as the combination of translucent and opaque shades. I hope you've enjoyed my Autumn Leaves project and hope you've got time to jump into Autumn too ! 

Sue Carrington
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Thanks for joining us Sue, those sculpted leaves are just fabulous. You captured the colours of Autumn perfectly and the texture and movement really adds high impact tot he frame. ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this Autumn Leaves topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #18: Autumn Leaves, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas, particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Autumn Leaves link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 2nd 2016. The winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

2016 #18 Autumn Plaque {by Liz Borer}


2016 Topic 18: Autumn Leaves


Hi there , Liz here with a project looking at the topic of Leaves and Autumn colours. At this time of year the colours of nature are glorious and vivid and I hope that I have managed to capture this in a small way in this project .



I started with an MDF plaque that I had and painted it with Little Black Dress. Then I started adding colour for the background. I dribbled blobs of colour onto the plaque and spread them using an old credit card .

I started with Haystack and Granny Smith because they are opaque and then added Smoked Paprika.I used Bora Bora next because I wanted a little contrast with the autumnal colours and then used French Roast .


The last colour was Green Olives. I went back and added some more of the colours until I was happy with the effect .

I then added to the background using stencil ELB002 . This stencil is a collection of lovely leaves and I used the vine like part to ' grow ' a vine over the base . I used Green Olives with a bit of Granny Smith mixed in it to lighten it first and then Granny Smith alone .
To add to the background I stamped the long grasses from ELB30 using a mix of Haystack and a touch of green paint .

ELB30

I then took a torn piece of corrugated card to create the centre panel and tore some of the flat paper off it to create texture. I painted it black and when dry I added Crackle Medium randomly.
Once dry I painted Vanilla over the whole piece.


I stamped the leaves from ELB29 and words from ELB30 randomly and then washed Blood Orange and Smoked Paprika over the card . Finally I rubbed White Fire Treasure Gold around the edges . By using a pale colour on this panel I have created a contrast between with the background so that it stands out .

ELB29

The panel can then be adhered to the base and in this picture you can see the stamped grasses . I rubbed some more Treasure Gold around the edges . I also distressed the edges of the plaque with Inky Pool to add depth to the design .


I used some patterned paper in autumnal colours and stamped the large leaves from the two stamp sets to create coloured leaves and then cut them out .


I then stamped the flowers from EEB 08 onto some yellow paper and rubbed Smoked Paprika and Blood Orange onto the paper with cut and dry foam to colour the flowers to tone in with the other colours . I cut the flowers out and cut off some of the petals from some of the flowers so that I could build them into dimensional pieces by curling the petals and sticking them together with dimensional glue .

EEB 08 
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I found some artificial berries which I painted with colours from the palette and rubbed with gold . Once all the paint was dry I adhered the leaves to the plaque ( using dimensional glue so that some of them were lifted off the surface) . I also added the flowers and berries .
I found the quote about Autumn and printed it onto printable canvas . I then washed colours from the palette onto the canvas and rubbed some gold around the edges before mounting it onto black card . This was then adhered to the plaque .


I don't often use these colours although I love them and I enjoyed working with Lin Browns lovely new stamps . I hope that you like this and it has given you some ideas . I'll be back soon with more ideas . Happy Autumn!
Liz. 
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Thanks Liz, this is wonderful, such rich ,warm colours. The mashup of yours and lin's stamps works so well. The corrugated card and berries adds some great texture, that sits perfectly on that fabulously layered background. ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this Autumn Leaves topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #18: Autumn Leaves, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Autumn Leaves link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 2nd 2016. The winner will be announced 2  hours later at 19:00.

Friday, 23 September 2016

2016 #18 Layered Journal Cover {by Liesbeth Fidder}

 2016 Topic 18: Autumn Leaves

Hi everyone, Liesbeth here. A long time ago here at the PaperArtsy Blog I showed  you a mixed media technique called ,Paper-fabric' . This time another one called... Fabric -Paper !

You don't need any fabric, you just start with a piece of tissue paper or sewing pattern paper and lots of bits and pieces of coloured papers, book paper, wraps, napkins, scrapbook papers, even backgrounds you made and never used...and real Autumn Leaves, skeleton leaves !  Use every paper you have ! .

The one I made here is about 70 x 50 cm. You can use the finished piece of paper for lots of possibilities: wrapping presents, cut in pieces as a background, for covering boxes or books with it, etc... I covered a book and used a small piece as a card background, using some of the beautiful Hot Picks, see pictures below. It's so FUN creating this !



Step One: Start with a big piece of tissue paper or pattern paper (autumn colors) onto a piece of plastic (plastic bag) Printed paper is ok as well ! Cover the entire paper with torn papers of all kind and some skeleton leaves or dried leaves. A fluid matte medium works perfect for this, you can also use normal matte medium, thinned with water.Just glue everything down..


...Till it looks like this:


Step Two: Remove the plastic after drying. Start painting to blend the papers. First some yellow here and there..after that some green, orange, red and brown, building up layers till you are satisfied. Use mainly Translucents, so the papers and leaves will show through. I used Pumpkin Soup, Autumn Fire, Brown Shed, Hey Pesto and some French Roast.


Step Three: Add some leaves  here and there using a stencil (Mini Vineyard) , a sponge and black Fresco Finish Little Black Dress.


Step Four: Using StazOn ink Jet Black, start stamping, spread over the paper as shown. I used the big flower from Hot Pick 1111 , the two buds from Hot Pick 1505 and the wonderful big text from Hot Pick 1501.




Hot Pick 1501


Step Five: Finish the fabric paper by highlighting and outlining some stamped and stenciled images and the skeleton leaves with a fine white gelpen or paint marker.


Your paper is ready ! 


I then covered my (plain)  book with the ,Fabric Paper', and added the word autumn  using punched out letters.

For this card , I choose  a beautiful and interesting area and cut it out (12,5 x 12,5 cm) , added some extra paint onto the flowers and I sponged the edges with black ink. I stamped the two owls (Hot Pick 1011) onto a separate piece of paper, cut them out and coloured them with colour pencils. I finished by glueing the owls onto the card. 

Hot Pick 1011


Well, I hope you like this Fabric paper and give it a try yourselves ! I love to see what you create ! So grab your paperstash, some Autumn Leaves, join the challenge and have lots of fun !
Thanks for stopping by!
Liesbeth XX


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Thanks Liesbeth for sharing this technique with us, such simple layers but amazing results, especially the texture from the skeleton leaves. That is one very strokable journal. ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this Autumn Leaves topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #18: Autumn Leaves, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Autumn Leaves link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 2nd 2016. The winner will be announced 2  hours later at 19:00.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

2016 #18 Birdhouse {by Bracken Sparkes}

2016 Topic 18: Autumn Leaves

Hi everyone, It's me, Bracken, again! Hope you're all okay? This time I've been busy making a bird house not only for a bird but for a Hedgehog as well, which I have named Hogwart:)



1. First I painted the house with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Slate(All paints used for this project were Fresco's), then applied Crackle Glaze in a few spots I'd like the cracks to show. Once that had semi dried, I painted Stone on top of the glaze and the rest of the house.


2. Next I mixed Slate into Grunge paste and covered the roof in it using a thin layer as well as the little ledges on the base. The underside of the roof and base were just normal Slate without the Grunge paste.


3. Using a trusty glue gun and small round wood chips bought at The Range, I glued together a stand for the bird house. As the chips were layered, I encorporated fake moss also bought at The Range (live for that stuff!..so cool and handy!)


4. I wanted to wind some sort of twig round the house but couldn't find one thin or bendy enough to wrap round it so took a small piece of one of my mum's ornaments...Sorry mum! (she didn't mind really). I attached that using the glue gun.


5. Onto a piece of thin card, painted chunks of Autumn Fire, Brown Shed, Cherry Red (limited edition:(),Claret, Blood Orange (Sadly no longer with us:(...But Claret is almost identical anyway), plenty of Irish cream (Good bye old friend:(...But Mushroom isn't a bad alternative) and Caramel. Once that'd dried, I stamped the cluster of leaves from the Squiggly ink set Flora and Fauna 3 using Jet Black Archival ink. They were then all cut out and stuck onto the twigs using the Ranger Glossy Accents.

 Flora and Fauna 3 
6. Hogwart was Stamped onto Yellow tissue paper which had been painted in watered down Toffee and Irish cream. He was then stamped with Black Staz-on. Hogwart was from the Squiggly ink Flora and Fauna set 2. He was also attached to the house using the glue gun.

Flora and Fauna set 2.

If you wanted to do something different, you could always create more of a silver themed bird house by adding treasure gold to the leaves and using glossy card to cut the leaves out of.


Hope you liked this are having a great day. 
Happy making.

See Ya, ArtymeB:) X

Please feel free to cruise my blog but please be aware that I'm literally going into Exams head first at the moment so haven't and won't be able to post anything until at least next May so I can really focus on getting that good result.


Great to see you here Bracken, we know how busy you are and wish you well with your final exams at school. Wow, such patience to cut out all those tiny leaves, but a fantastic result. ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this Autumn Leaves topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #18: Autumn Leaves, on this page HERE.

All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas, particularly if you were inspired directly by their post.
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Autumn Leaves link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 2nd 2016. The winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Monday, 19 September 2016

2016 #18 Embossed leaves {by Sarah Allan}

2016 Topic 18: Autumn Leaves

Hi everyone Sarah Allan from the handmade card blog joining you this evening with a post on brayered backgrounds . I chose this technique after I was inspired by learning how to do this by Leandra on the Paperartsy Youtube Channel. 

This technique appeals to me because it is so versatile, plus you can use a variety of different paints onto the surface. My project today is a handmade card that uses Paperartsy Fresco Finish Paints. 

I have been crafting since 2009, it all started with making a few cards, and it has been a wonderful journey and I enjoy playing and creating so much. I love to try new techniques and incorporate them into my craft projects. So when I learned the brayering technique I could not wait to try it out!


Step One: I used Paperartsy Fresco Finish Chalk paints, Haystack,  Pumpkin Soup,Tinned Peas and a hint of Zesty Zing using a brayer I blended and created a base to stamp on.

ELB29
Step Two: I then used the large leaf from Lin Brown ELB29.to stamp and emboss leaves over the card, plus an extra leaf that was cut out. I used versamark ink, then with copper embossing powder heat set it to create a lovely focal point for the card.


Step Three : I then took some chocolate cardstock and used the sentiment from the stamp this time and inked it with versamark ink with more copper embossing powder to give it a lovely autumny feel .


Step Four : Layering.. I layered the stamped and embossed sentiment onto olive green cardstock and the brayered leafy background onto chocolate cardstock, roughing up the edges with the edge of my scissors.


Step Five: More Stamping. I took a piece of olive cardstock measuring 5.5" x 5.5" and stamped the block lines stamp from the same ELB29 stamp set and with versamark ink stamped all around the outside edge and allowed to dry.


Step Six : The white card base measures 8" x 8" and I used the two leaf stamps to stamp a border around the outside edge, the inks used were a yellow ochre chalk ink and spiced chai stazon. I then used some distress ink and blended the border of the card base.


To complete the card I took a piece of Metallic Gold Cardstock and using the small trio circles stamp went around the edge in Spiced Chai Stazon ink. These two layers were then adhered together and the focal point attached to the front.


I had so much fun creating this card for the blog, I really enjoyed doing the brayered background technique.
The addition of some crackle glaze would have looked great on this card too, perhaps I can try this on my next craft project, really the possibilities are endless, I encourage you to try doing a brayered background, they are so much fun, easy and just add that little bit extra to your project.
Thank you for joining us
Sarah

I have a few upcoming workshops in Edinburgh if you fancy joining us the dates have just been released on the Stampers Grove Website, classes held at Stampers Grove, 92 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AP, for Booking info click {here}

Thanks Sarah those lovely coppery tones are totally Autumn, and your choice of layering cardstocks colours really supports the focal images beautifully. This new stamp set of Lin's is packed with gorgeous images that all work so well together on this card. ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this Autumn Leaves topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #18: Autumn Leaves, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Autumn Leaves link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 2nd 2016. The winner will be announced 2  hours later at 19:00.

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