Hello all! It's Alison here from Words and Pictures, ready to share what I've created with this month's travel bag contents. In case you need a reminder, here's what we packed this month:
Substrate - Corrugated Cardboard
Colour - Any Fall Colours You Fancy
Product - Crackle Paint/Paste
Technique - Die-cutting
And here's what arrived at my Destination Inspiration...
... a rustic hanging full of texture, autumnal colour and dimensional embellishing.
I started with corrugated cardboard torn from leftover packaging, and roughly applied some DecoArt crackle paint with a palette knife, after which I brushed gesso into the ridges.
I let that dry and crackle thoroughly before applying some colour to it with Distress Sprays and Infusions powders.
While it was drying, I took a piece of A4 kraft card and spritzed it with some more Distress Sprays - Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs are certainly all involved, and maybe some others. I sprayed and flicked some water droplets at it as I dried it to get a nice mottled effect.
From that kraft card, I cut all my leaves - some with the Layered Leaf and some with the small Movers and Shapers Mini Tattered Leaves.
All of them then went back through the BigShot inside the embossing folder which comes as part of the Texture Fades Layered Leaf set, giving them that textured veining.
I grabbed some pinecones to add to my autumn gatherings, and started playing around with the arrangement on the corrugated cardboard panel.
As you can see, I decided it needed another layer, so I inserted some book page tags, carved from one of my altered book projects ages ago. I'm still working my way through the pile of leftover pieces.
With all these autumn leaves, it wasn't long before I reached for my Autumn Edition quote stamps (PaperArtsy EAB04).
I stamped the quote on some separate cardstock, tore it out and inked it with Distress Inks (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo mainly), and positioned it in the centre of the panel. It then became much simpler to work out the composition of the other elements around it.
Some berries add extra autumnal colour to the clusters of pinecones.
Natural fibres create extra movement and catch the light.
A good inking of the edges of the corrugated cardboard gives it an extra weathered look.
You can still just about see those book pages in the layers of falling leaves...
... and all that crackle is still tucked away underneath.
There's some rusty wire at the top to hang the panel up by...
... and plenty of white spatter gives the whole thing a dusting of extra life...
... like a frosty autumnal morning.
This was one of those projects which I really didn't think much about - it just seemed to take shape on the table in front of me, and I love the end result.
I hope you like it too. Be sure to drop by again next Monday to see who's at Terminal 3 (and check out Anne's brilliant project at Terminal 1 while you're at it).
Before that, on Friday, there are some amazing projects on display from this month's Pinworthy guests - extra inspiration for Jennie's wonderful Crazy For Autumn Colour challenge... which I suppose all our Destination Inspiration posts are this month, since we're also playing with autumn colours. Given all that inspiration, we hope you'll come and play along!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week.