Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fall Leaves Canvas

I had so many ideas for this project which required using the prompt - leaves. However, I realized that I had no Fall wall art and really wanted something to hang to reflect the colors of this season.

I began by die cutting the leaves with my Cuttlebug and Tim Holtz's leaves die.

I embossed some of them and then sprayed them all with a combination of Distressed Spray Stains and Dylusions Ink Sprays. I inked the edges with Distressed Inks and then sealed them with a fixative.

I painted the background of the canvas with blues and greens blending them from ground to sky.

Finding a twig outside,  I decided to afix it to the canvas with hot glue. Arranging the leaves on the 'branch', I was having a hard time limiting the number of leaves to just the ones shown (I wanted to add them ALL).

Anyone who knows me in art, knows that I am obsessed with borders, so I just had to cover the edges. 

I used black archival ink and a Tim Holtz stencil. If you look close, you'll see that I outlined each dot with a gold circle.

Next, I drew a pumpkin on a piece of computer paper and cut it apart.

I chose a few orange scrapbook papers and traced each of the pumpkin pieces on the papers and cut them out.

I assembled the scrapbook pumpkin pieces on the canvas. I outlined the completed pumpkin with Big Brush markers. I added a few more leaves and drew some swirly vines from the stem. I hand lettered a quote that I love about Autumn and... voila. 

I love Fall and I am so happy with the result of this canvas. 


  1. Thanks, Sharon. Everyone who has seen it does also. I think this one will be put up over the diningroom table in Florida to keep the colors alive for me in the Fall. Not the same there as is in the North.