Wednesday, 28 September 2016

2016 #18 Autumn Girl {by Etsuko Noguchi}

2016 Topic 18: Autumn Leaves



Hello everyone Etsuko here. I'm delighted to be joining you tonight sharing a triptych that I have created for the fabulous PaperArtsy blog in the theme of Autumn Leaves.

I love to move into the  Autumn season of calm after the glamorous Summer. I tried to capture the atmosphere of Autumn. 


I started painting Golden white gesso onto the wooden icon triptych when it had dried I then used sanding blocks.


I selected lots of Autumnal shades of  Fresco Acrylic Finish.


First of all I made the two masterboards for the background by Fresco Acrylic Finish and smoothy white stamping card.

The center masterboard--I glued  pieces of book papers randomly on top of the white paper then I painted by China, Guacamole, Mermaid and Little Black Dress, also I stamped ECL09, EEV05 and Seth Apter stamps circle by Blue Glass, Tango and Vanilla.

ECL09
EEV05 

The side masterboard--(1) I first painted with Brown Shed when it dried I painted with Nougat . I made scratches using Catalyst C-62 whilst the  Nougat was still wet.

(2) I glued on some book papers and painted with Guacamole, using a stencil I added  Blue Glass then washed with  Snowflake with water onto the 1.

(3) I stamped  leaves which I painted with Tango and Pumpkin Soup onto a book paper.

(4) I fussy cut the leaves and glued  with gel medium onto the 2.

I glued all the background papers into place. 


Next I used Clare's ECL09. I was very happy when I had painted her. She is very pretty, I am not good at drawing someone's faces but this stamp is very good!! 


I made her dress using Clare's ECL09 flower stamp and Coral and Snowflake.

Also I made the butterfly using same Clare's ECL09 using  Gold and black embossing powder.


I glued every piece onto the triptych.


Finally I made the door. I attached some pieces of paper with gel medium.


 I then used Sara's stencil PS027 with Grunge Paste and I painted with Pumpkin Soup. I used TH stencil Gothic and French Roast Fresco. When it dried I added a white paint-wash and I stamped Sara's ESN20 quotes and Clare's ECL09 flower with Archival Potting Soil. Also I made the butterfly for the embellishment-- I used White Fire but the photo seems off white. I  completed the project with the some embellishments.


I really enjoyed this project, I love the Frescos they have the so many possibilities and beautiful colours that make me happy. I hope you liked today's project. 


Oh what a beautiful girl for Autumn. The colour blending in her hair and on her face is wonderful, you brought Clare's girl stamp to life. ~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.

17 comments:

Helen said...

This is wonderful!

Kirsten said...

This is so beautiful, Etsuko!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Etsuko, this is just glorious! I love the colours and the pretty autumn girl by Clare - a wonderful work of art! xx

Miriam said...

Beautiful work Etsuko

Miriam said...

Beautiful work Etsuko

Lucy Edmondson said...

ThiƟ is a wonderful project etsuko, I love all the details like the patterned leaves and the door knockers, but most of all I love the face of Clare's girl,

Lucy x

Clare Lloyd said...

She is stunning. Fabulous project Etsuko. X

butterfly said...

There's a lovely fresh feel to this, Etsuko - just right for those early days of autumn chill. I love all the details, like the sequins and wire antennae on the butterfly, and that wonderful layered background.
Alison x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Etsuko you really have done Clare's girl proud. Stunning! Hugs Debs xx

Coco said...

A fabulous project Etsuko!!!
The details and layers are marvelous, as well as your coloring of Clare's girl, so beautiful!!
She's a super cute girl like that, with her hair cut nicely! :-)
Hugs Coco xx

craftimamma said...

What a wonderful triptych Etsuko. You have coloured Claire's girl beautifully and those masterboard are fabulous. Lots of lovely details to your autumnal piece and I really like the outside of the doors.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

What a wonderful triptych Etsuko. You have coloured Claire's girl beautifully and those masterboard are fabulous. Lots of lovely details to your autumnal piece and I really like the outside of the doors.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftytrog said...

It's a beautiful project Etsuko! I love those Autumn colours!

craftytrog said...

It's a beautiful project Etsuko! I love those Autumn colours!

Sarah B said...

This is so pretty - the shading of the girls face is beautiful - lovely colours xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Thank you so much ladies for very kind comments. I've made this very fun with fabulous topic and stunning Clare's stamps. xx

Trish said...

It is gorgeous Etsuko!

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