Saturday 22 October 2011

Autumn Leaves

For Alexa and the September KindredSpirit Postcard challenge I created an autumn leave postcard. The base was a pre-prepared watercolour postcard which I worked on with various shades of distress ink to create the background.
For the stamping I used real leaves from the garden. The idea came about when a little while ago I found a little table cloth in my drawer which had been decorated with leave prints. And I remembered that my kids and me created this cloth during a weekend activity a VERY long time ago
For the postcard I collected acer leaves in varied sizes which I brushed with acrylic paint and pressed them onto the background - I covered the leave with white paper and rolled it very lightly with a brayer. I like this technique a lot. When taking the leaves off, quite a bit of the leave structure has been preserved
And who is just taking a quick peek from behind the leaves? A little witch from the Octopode Factory who is just about to go for a little ride (sentiment from Red Lead PaperWorks) (lol) - Petra.


Sharon said...

Great effect Petra and great rich colouring!!

Terry said...

Beautiful Fall coloring and I love that you used the real deal! I took a grape leaf once and added Mod Podge to it and then glued it to a door! It actually turned from green to a rusty fall color over time!

Lucy Edmondson said...

How beautiful! And that tablecloth is enchanting. What a lovely reminder of their childhood,

Lucy x

Michele said...

such a beautiful effect with the leaves! very cool. xo

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! The leaves are stunning, Petra. Just beautiful.

2amscrapper said...

very clever project!

Ali Manning said...

What a fun project!


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