Fall’s Flowers – Its Different with Every Turn

Hi Everyone! I live in Connecticut and this week the leaves on the trees are just bursting with color. It’s the only thing I love about fall. I decided to create a project bursting with colorful leaves. The best part no matter which way you turn the piece everyone sees something different.

Lets get started. For this project I used the following:

TCW807s Script Dots
TCW609 Curious Owl Stencil
TCW9004 Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
TCW9005 Modeling Paste

I used an old 6×6 wood sign. I first sanded it to take the stain off. Then I added dark blue paint to wood and let it dry.  Then I added different shades of blues and greens and used a baby wipe through the TCW Script Dots to take away the color.

I continued adding paint and wiping it off until I loved the background. There are many layers so a couple of the layers I dried before adding more.

I added the Script Dots stencil with TCW Modeling Paste. As you can see I did not put it on perfect. In fact in a few places I took my palette knife and smeared them a little.

When the modeling paste dried I added more paint to the dots with my fingers. This picture you can see where I smeared the modeling paste dots.

Using the Curious Owl stencil I only used the leaves to create my background.

To add more dimension to the piece I used some dark blue and shaded in some areas around the leaves. Then I used TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste to add more leaves and painted them.

I love to paint the sides too.

What do you see?  Leaves hanging from a tree? Leaves reaching for the sky? Leaves floating in water? Leaves hanging over water?  With each turn someone has told me they see something different.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you see.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team



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