Hi everyone! Keren popping back in to share a quick project using an old embroidery hoop I had lying around. As it's feeling pretty autumnal outside, I thought I'd base my project on that.
I used this great Hot Pick Set 1103
First I picked out some Autumnal colours, Amethyst, Guacamole,Tango,London Bus and Yellow Submarine. I wanted to paint over an embossed image. I stamped the leaf image on Smoothy first. I used some white embossing powder which isn't great for crisp perfect images, but I wanted it as a resist so it wasn't an issue. I actually used a pencil to remove the centre of each leaf to give the central vein more colour. Once heated and set, I added washed down colour, and blended them together a little.
I do love playing around a little and wondered what would happen if I rubbed the Treasure Gold (Spanish Topaz) onto the embossed parts of the leaves.
It looks brilliant! I patted myself on the back for this super discovery- then realised that you probably all do it already! Anyhow, it gave me a 'wow' moment at least!It's really beautiful in real life!
For the rest of the wreath, I stamped on Crunchy-waxed Kraft paper , heat embossed with white embossing powder & trimmed out. The rolled rose was created by running crunchy waxed paper through an embossing folder, swiping some Versamark over it, adding embossing powder & then creating a rolled rose. It adds lovely texture to the wreath.
The rest of the wreath came together by adhering the leaves & a stamped banner with a bird from the Hot Pick set & some buttons.
I even had leaves left over to create a simple little autumn card too!
Thanks for letting me pop back onto the blog, PaperArtsy, hope to see you all again some time!
A huge thanks to Keren from all at PaperArtsy HQ, great to see you popping back in. We love your CAS, delicate style which you have perfected... even on something traditionally so rustic as a wreath, it works so well. Adding Treasure Gold to embossed areas is such a neat trick, it must catch the light beautifully. Most people would throw the leftovers into a drawer, we are so impressed that you used them up immediately, the stripes on that rose are just fabulous!
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