Wednesday, 1 August 2018

2018 #13 Mint, Sage, Claret & Gold with US {by Autumn Clark}

2018 Topic 13: Mint, Sage, Claret & Gold (Colour Topic)


I love how Autumn has made the pop of Gold in his post a clear feature with these trees from the Urban Snapshots collection!  Love how she's assembled the frames! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Autumn Clark with you today, and I'd like to share a wall art set I created with the incredibly beautify and yet trendy PaperArtsy {Urban Snapshot Nature} Collection.  I have long coveted these wonderful stamps and am so happy to begin working with them.

I felt like the stamps were large enough to provide big impact and decided to make 8x10 panels with each tree from Urban Snapshot (Nature 1) and (Nature 3) as the focal image.  I've been hugely inspired by our own Sara Naumann and her work with foils, so foiling the trees added the gold to my mint, sage and claret palette.  No matter how much I tried, my photos are on the grey side, so use your imagination and envision them in all their minty sage glory.  :)


My entire process was organic, play as you go.  The funny part was that I chose to use black chipboard for my "canvases" and when I brayered on the first coat of gesso it turned pink!  Yikes!  In the end this worked beautifully with the added Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint in Claret.   I coated this first layer with clear gesso to keep the panel from bleeding any further.


I continued along brayering Fresco Chalk Acrylic in Hint of Mint and Sage until I was happy with the result.  I embossed the leaves from PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Lin Brown} Collection (ELB033) onto my panel with sage ink and clear embossing powder for added texture, then embossed the script from PaperArtsy Mini Stamp 62 using Distress Oxide ink in Black Soot for contrast.  I love that soft black!





I brayered some book pages for my top layers and embossed the sentiments from PaperArtsy {Urban Snapshots} Nature 1 and Nature 3 onto sanded metallic kraft core paper using Claret Tapestry embossing powder.

Urban Snapshots: Nature Plate 01 (NT1)

Urban Snapshots: Nature Plate 03 (NT3)


I used Sticky Embossing Powder to foil my images.  I achieved the best result when I didn't tap the powder off of my image, but loosely poured it away so that I maximized the amount of powder left.  I went back around my masterboard with a glue stick and added random foiled lines to frame the matted layers.  You can see bits of the black board, the pink tinted gesso and all of the other layered colors.  I gave everything a splash of watered Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint in Chalk for a final bit of interest.


I have been very inspired by this talented pool of artists on the PaperArtsy blog for years, and the incredible masterboards I've seen.  This idea was foreign to me, but the more I've played with brayering my paints and building patterns, the more I love working this way!  Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints dry quickly and make it a breeze to add more and more color layers.  And my great joy is combining various stamp sets for new and exciting combinations.  I picked up these two frames at a charity shop for 50 cents each and am so happy to use them to display my stamped creations.  I hope you're inspired to make some framed art of your own.

Thanks so much for joining us today, Autumn

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Simply make something arty relevant to the topic, and link your creation from any social URL (eg. Instagram, Pinterest, Blog Post etc) sharing your original make to this challenge page.

The current topic link Topic 13: Mint, Sage, Claret, Gold will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, August 12th 2018, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

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17 comments:

Miriam said...

This has turned out gorgeous. I think I would have panicked with the pink but you didn't and it worked beautifully.

Chris Cresswell said...

They are really gorgeous framed. You've reminded me how lovely that tree stamp is.

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow Autumn, these turned out so well. Love the touches of hold around the edges which connect to the main images. Great texture too. Xx

Nikki Acton said...

Love the foiled images on that wonderful backdrop - who'd have thought it was once pink! xx

Helen said...

Love the trees, great makes Autumn!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Autumn; perfect home decor,

Lucy x

Hazel Parr said...

We must use the same chipboard as mine turned my gesso pink too! Gorgeous wallart.
Crafty hugs
Hazel xxx

butterfly said...

Wow - that tree looks stunning in gold. These elegant layered creations deserve their beautiful frames. Lovely work.
Alison x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Two stunning pieces Autumn - the gold is just amazing and your background on the frames just sets everything off. Just fabulous! Jennie x

craftytrog said...

Absolutely stunning!!!
Alison xxx

Redanne said...

You really have created two wonderful pieces of art Autumn, love those gorgeous golden trees! Anne xx

Connie Mercer said...

Stunning!!!

Wanda Hentges said...

Oh, Autumn, I totally LOVE these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They really are gorgeous and I love the images in gold and the bits of gold on your masterboards!!!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Gorgeous panels Autumn. The background with many colours and stamped layers are really beautiful. Fabulous the focal point on the music score. I love them!! xx

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Wall art Autumn,I love the random foiling you did and how you used the music score. 😍

Corrie Herriman said...

Fab projects !

Paper Wishes said...

Beautiful work, the layers and texture and that beautiful glinting tree work so well. Lovely project. x Amanda

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