I used the same colour to stamp the leafy twigs from Lin Brown's new stamp plate ELB30, faintly all over the area as well as a little script here and there. I wanted to keep the background subtle to allow the features to shine. Once completely dry and using the same stamp in mahogany I stamped twice, to bulk the stalks out a little and a third time with black Archival Ink to give some definition.
Now the next part didn't really go as well as I hoped! First with Versamark I stamped the leaves from Lin's Other new plate ELB29 and then applied the flakes from indigoBlu, (sorry cannot remember which one) quite unsuccessfully! They did not want to stick. Next with a black pen I outlined the leaves roughly. It was quite difficult to make out! I then used a liquid glue spread carefully on each leaf and again applied the flakes. This time they stuck but were untidy, so using Ranger's enamel accents in black, I edged the leaves.
To finish I wrapped the plaque in garden twine to add to the rustic look I wanted to create, as Autumn has that feel to me. It's not just the beautiful colours but the time when the foliage is dropping and it all looks a bit wild! As I'm writing, I'm reminded of this stanza from Emily Dickinson's poem Nature!
The leaves unhooked themselves from trees
And started all abroad;
The dust did scoop itself like hands
And throw away the road.
|And here's another view
That's all folks!
Until next time, take care and stay creative!
Hugs Debs xx