Friday, 19 October 2018

Autumn through a Fisheye Lens

Happy Friday everyone,

I'm sharing a canvas today created using a beautiful napkin i've had for a long time.
Adhered to a round canvas using matte medium I also covered around the edge. 

Stamping a visible image quote onto rice paper, I adhered this also with 
matte medium and edged parts of the canvas with Art stones and beads .

Die cut leaves coloured with Distress Oxide Inks and 
detailed with Alcohol pens embellish and frame the image.

Melted wax was brushed over the leaves and buffed when dry. 
Gently crushing the leaves helps create a more realistic appearance.

Dots of white pen adds blemishes to those leaves with two found alder 
catkins glued amongst them completing my Autumnal round canvas.

I love how the shape of the canvas and curvature of the bench 
helps create the illusion of looking through a fish eye lens.

Who wouldn't wish to sit upon that bench, gather 
your thoughts and admire that Autumn splendour..?

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend what ever your plans.

Creative Hugs & Warm Wishes
Tracey xx

I'm sharing today's creativity with...
Kristin & EVA ~ Paint Party Friday
A Vintage Journey ~ Autumn Splendour
Moo-Mania & More ~ AUTUMN


  1. that's stunning, Tracey! yes, I'd love to sit on that bench all day! sadly, work beckons...

  2. Stunning creative and just beautiful Tracey. The design is so lovely and the leaves have a real look to them. I had enlarged your work on my large pc and it is just stunning.xx

  3. Absolutely marvelous canvas, Tracey. It's beautiful and realistic scenery with the wise words. Love this a lot.
    Happy PPF and wonderful weekend xx

  4. This is a stunning canvas, and so beautifully made. What a treasure! Love the quote, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  5. Hello Tracey, I was thrilled to see your gorgeous creation. Everything about it is done with such care, and I loved seeing (and reading the process too). Beaut quote as well. Happy PPF! Sue :D)

  6. Oh my gosh Tracey! You created magic on this round canvas - You have such an eye for beautiful design and all the techniques you used for this tells of your wide variety of artisan craftwork skills! And the perfect fitting quote !I am thrilled about this glorious canvas! Thank you very much for showing this amazing project over at Moo Mania & More! We are proud to see this entry linked to our challenge dear Tracey! Happy weekend !
    Big hugs, Susi

  7. Wow Tracey this is so beautiful. It's a gorgeous napkin to begin with but it becomes so much more on your canvas. The leaves look amazing with a layer of wax, and it really does give the impression of being photographed through a fish eye lens. I hope that this is now hanging on your wall! Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  8. Oh Tracey this is brilliant!!! A beautiful napkin to start but you have made it shine even more with your touches. Well done! Happy PPF!

  9. Wow, Tracey, this is absolutely gorgeous, love it.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

    Have a wonderful weekend

  10. I would definitely love to sit on that bench and just take in that gorgeous autumn splendour. The napkin really is beautiful and you have turned it into a masterpiece with those gorgeous leaves - they look so realistic. I love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. A gorgeous canvas project Tracey. Yes I would also like to sit on that bench and enjoy the beautiful scene of nature and the autumn colours.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Wow, you made something really beautiful here. What a great way to use a napkin!

  13. Absolutely this very much!!!
    Hugs 🍁

  14. Wow Tracey this is just gorgeous. What a cleaver idea and you executed it perfectly.

  15. This is like looking into a beautiful autumn day, dear Tracey -
    Stunning with your fall leaves surrounding the wonderful view, and in such autumn colors, of vibrant beauty .The quote I have felt the truth of, many times the last months my friend. Thank you for this amazing art piece look, and biggest hugs to you. Dorthe xx

  16. wow,this canvas looks stunning,love the circle form,and the stones around the edges,wonderful autumn project.
    happy sunday.

    hugs jenny

  17. I love your canvas! The napkin image looks so amazing with the additions of the leaves and stamp words - perfect 😁. I hope you've had a lovely week and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x

  18. This is gorgeous Tracey

    much love...

  19. really nice mixed media piece, perfect for fall :)

    Happy PPF :)

  20. The round frame is so different and is absolutely beautiful. Great use of the fabulous napkin and those leaves are wonderful. I have never used wax so I shall add it to my to do list. Yep I would love to sit on that bench x. Enjoy the rest of the weekend x.

  21. I apologize for visiting so late, but this was the first time I felt good enough to get out of bed.

    I absolutely LOVE your beautiful autumn entry. I love how you used wax on the leaves to make them more realistic. I never think of using wax. You are so clever and so inspirational, dear Tracey. Thank you for sharing this beauty and taking us through the steps of how you made it.

  22. Just popped back to say thank you so much for joining in with our Autumn Splendour challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

  23. Absolutely stunning Tracey! xxx

  24. What a fantastic idea Tracey! The result is so gorgeous, even without the beautiful embellished leaves it was amazing, but they frame it so perfectly and make the entire project enchanted. <3 Hugs, Autumn

  25. Tracey, my goodness, this is sensational! What a fabulous autumn decoration to last through the ages! I love the fish-eye lens feeling, too, and how you made your leaves look absolutely real! I'd love some time on that bench!! Hugs, Darnell

  26. Tracey!!!
    This piece is magnificent! And reading as to how you designed and created it makes it all that much more glorious! What a perfect Autumn artwork! Thank you so much for sharing your steps and techniques!
    May I ask what you mean by buffing the wax? I have never done that before~
    Jackie xo

  27. This is just gorgeous, Tracey, makes me want to get out there and kick in all the big piles of leaves! Such clever thinking with the fish eye thingy!

  28. Very fine Artwork for Moo Mania!
    Heidrun xxx

  29. What a wonderful repurpose of that beautiful napkin - your leaves make a wonderful frame around it and your sentiment is perfect for the image! Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey!

  30. Really magical, Tracey - what a wonderful way to enhance that great image on the napkin. I love the circular shape as well as all those fabulous leaves ready for shushling through. Gorgeous!
    Alison x

  31. Tracey your step by step photos are inspiring, I am always envious that you manage to do that, it proves that you have a specific plan in your head, where as I seem to start with a plan, but always end up going off piste and then just winging it, all good fun tho. I am impressed as to how you jave tirned a simple.. yet beautiful napkin into something amazing, those waxed leaves were just made for this image, and those little catkins... glorious find!!. So lush Tracey. Hope you are well. Xxxx

  32. Oh, wow, Tracey, I could just walk right into this beautiful sparkling autumn day! What a gorgeous work of art! I really thought your leaves are real at first glance. ust gorgeous! Hugs!

  33. This is stunning. Thanks for sharing how you created it.


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