Friday, 21 September 2018

Hello Autumn

Hello Creative Friends,

Can you believe we are on the brink of Autumn.
Already the leaves have started to change colour and fall.

Here's a little Autumnal creation created during a much needed play day.

I found this wide rimmed wooden frame in a charity shop, painted in gesso 
and applied sand paste through AALL & Create stencils. 
Embellished with a strip of tapestry canvas & parts of a plywood frame 
I then painted it all in gesso again.

Found leaves have been glued onto a recycled envelope to
hold their shape and to stop them from drying out so quickly.

Filling in the gaps of the frame with art stones a third coat of gesso is applied

Drops of alcohol inks are spritzed with water and white gesso 
used to knock back the brightness of the colour.

Stamping a versamark embossing ink pad onto the leave and embossing 
with clear embossing powder help to preserve those beautiful leaves.

Time to start layering those natural elements.
I chose to use just one of the leaves and team it up with some fallen twigs,
Added a whimsical word from Paperbabe stamps, a dot and dab of
liquitex gold ink and a flick of white paint.

My Autumnal box frame is complete.

I do love the warmth of colour that Autumn gives.

Thank you for sharing your time.
Wishing you all a super weekend.

Creative Hugs & Wishes
Tracey xx

I'm sharing this with ...

A Vintage Journey ~ Back to Nature
More Mixed Media Challenge ~ Anything Goes + Optional Brown
Try it on Tuesday ~ Slap it On
and Kristen & Eva over at PPF


  1. Beautiful piece Tracey, glad you found some time to craft with those lovely leaves. Have a good weekend, Valerie

  2. I was very impressed by this wall art, but was so surprised you covered much of the background. It is beautiful, though and you are right: it IS amazing! I've seen those art stones on Helen's desk, but have never seen them in person. I wonder if we even get them in the states.

    I was surprised to read you can mix water and alcohol inks. That was new to me. I am just so impressed with this gorgeous wall hanging, I simply love it!

  3. Gorgeous autumnal colours and textures - must use some of my Art Stones some time!!
    Alison x

  4. Fabulous altered Canvas , Tracy that holds some wonderful Autumnal tones and natural elements . Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey x

  5. This is gorgeous. Love all the natural textures and those autumn colours.

  6. Tracey, I love Autumn (not just because of Halloween), it is such a colourful time of year and I love how you coloured your background, the texture is just a wonderful added bonus. I can never think what to do with art stones, so thank you for the inspiration... now, where did I put them.... Hugs, Anne xx

  7. PS... got a bit carried away and forgot to say thank you for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey with your beautiful art! xx

  8. Wow, such a beautiful make! I love the background that you created, it showcases your autumnal leaf perfectly 😁. Sending you happy and creative wishes! J 😊 x

  9. Stunningly beautiful!!!
    I love everything about this autumn art treasure piece Tracey!

    Hugs 🍂💮🍁

  10. Wow Tracey this is just gorgeous. I can feel the warmth of it. Named perfectly. Congratulations on the feature too. Have a very wonderful weekend.

  11. Very impressive piece Tracey
    Happy PPF


  12. Absolutely beautiful and creative piece of art, Tracey. Love all details of it.
    Happy PPF and enjoyable weekend to you xx

  13. This is beautiful!
    Have a good weekend!

  14. well, this is a perfect piece for the start of autumn! Gorgeous colors ♥

  15. This is an amazing and beautiful autumnal project. The texture and leaves are fantastic.
    Yvonne x

    1. I'm back to thank you for adding this awesome project to our theme at Try it on Tuesdays.
      Yvonne x

  16. Oh that is fantastic! I love it very much, the colors and natural elements you incorporated are beautiful.

  17. An absolutely gorgeous Autumnal creation Tracey. The textures are fabulous and love to see that you used a real fallen leaf on here too.
    Have a great weekend.
    Fliss xx

  18. Oh Tracey, this is utterly stunning!! What a fantastic outcome of your play day!!! Fabulous colouring and textures and I totally love that word!! It looks so three Dm I thought it was a chipboard piece... Love this project lots!! Oh and of course thanks for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!!

  19. It looks so fantastic! I can't believe autumn is almost here. I love each season, but I'm not quite ready to let go of summer yet!

  20. I so love this, Autumn is my favourite time of the year.
    The elements you have used has capture Autumn perfectly...
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this month at More Mixed Media..x

  21. Love the texture and build up of the wonderful background. Great idea to knock the alcohol inks back with the gesso and water. I never think to use 'water' with alcohol inks and will be giving this a go..... Also never thought to stick the leaves down onto paper and then to emboss them to preserve them. Another idea I shall be suing. I know I have told you before but I learn so much when I pop in and I do so love learning, so thank you x Stunning, creative and inspirational project.....Thank you x

  22. How beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  23. Hi Tracy, great canvas. Fantastic texture and a great way to preserve the leaves. Liking the text too, in fact I just love the whole thing. Have a great weekend and big hugs, Angela xXx

  24. Oh wow! I'm flabbergasted! Soooo cool and very inspirational. Happy PPF - Irma

  25. Such a beauty, Tracey. I love your box. Great autumn creation and cool design. Kisses, my talented friend.

  26. Omgosh Tracey!! This truly is Amazing!
    How gorgeous those colors are and your design and elements used just blew me away- clever you! Where do you have this hanging? Hopefully where it is well seen as this is splendid! You have captured the warmth and feeling of fall for sure!
    hugs,Jackie xo

  27. Oh wow --- Tracey this is a stunning and so beautiful project! Simply AMAZING!
    Such an inspirational piece for autumn! I am thrilled again! You really never cease to amaze me with your fantastic style and wide wariety of techniques!

    Happy new week ahead and a BIG BIG Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  28. A fabulous project Tracey, loved seeing the process pictures of this - the textures and colours topped off with that stunning leaf look Amazing.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  29. Never heard of the art stone but love the fabulous effect and textures. stunning result.xx

  30. Wow! What a stunning creation - so many luscious, lovely layers and lots of wonderful texture. Love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful art with us over at TIOT this week. Hope to see you again.

    Cath x

  31. Amazing is just what I was thinking as I watched how you created such fabulous texture! This is truly beautiful and I am so pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  32. cool, I love this. Loved to see that you worked with leaves. I made two but not this advanced. But of course it was my first. Think I have to try to keep the leaf as it is but wonder if it is very fragile? Looks like it!

  33. Oh my goodness, Tracey, I love this , it is a gorgeous creation- taking me so in, and feeling Autumn so near. Amazing texture with the art stones, and your creative way of preserving the nature leaf. Simply stunning, dear friend.
    Warm hugs to you - Tracey all tests came back fine- you will soon hear more from me. <3 xoxo Dorthe

  34. A stunning Autumn creation Tracey!
    Hope you're having a good week.
    Alison xxx

  35. What a gorgeous project Tracey, I would never have thought to emboss leaves, but it works perfectly. You new kitchen is looking mighty fine too! Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  36. I love this project, Tracey. The frame is gorgeous, and what a great use for the beautiful autumn leaves. It's a lovely piece of work.


  37. wow,love your autumn project,love the big leaves with super texture.
    happy new week.

    hugs jenny

  38. Well Tracey, you have truly captured the essence of Autumn, and what a fabulous idea to emboss the leaves to preserve them!!!. I would never have thought to mix alcohol inks and water!!!... innovative and inspiring as always, I always learn new things from you Tracey. Xxxx

  39. This is so beautiful, Tracey! Love the texture, the colour scheme and how you've combined all the lovely pieces on your canvas! I love autumn and you have captured all I love about it so well!
    Claudia xx

  40. Wow, Tracy, this is soooo beautiful! I love how you've incorporated the natural leaf. The colors and texture are truly AMAZING! What a gorgeous piece of ART! Hugs!


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