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:
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.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team