Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Shades of Autumn

I'm sharing another art journal page today inspired by the definite shift towards autumn in my part of the world. 
 I really love the colours that autumn brings in the changing leaves, the low sun (when it appears) and the rich colours of the sunset.  I don't like the change in temperature, loss of flowers and darker mornings and evenings.  I'm not a winter person at all, much preferring the heat of summer, so that's what my journal page is about today.
I started with a chevron-type stencil and sprayed most of the page with Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist in Sugar Maple, then stamped the leaves using DI Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge.
I used Tim Holtz Circus Alphabet for the beginning of the text ribbons and found this poem on the internet:
...  I see the turning of a leaf
dancing in an autumn sun,
and brilliant shades of crimson
glowing when a day is done ...
Hazelmarie 'Mattie' Elliot, 'A Breath of Heaven'


Saturday, 3 October 2015

A Knife, a Knife, My Kingdom for a Knife

You may remember a few months' ago I posted the vintage bone-handled knives I was altering.  I'd completed two and had one to go and at the time I was going to make the third knife a completely different style.  Well I changed my mind so here is the trio, mounted on a flat canvas board ready for hanging.

I used the Tim Holtz Faded Dots stencil and white texture paste first then sprayed the canvas randomly with Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist in Sugar Maple.  Finally I smudged a little Viva Precious Metal in silver small around the surface.
I'm hoping I can get some large vintage serving spoons to try next as I really enjoyed preserving these.