Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Inspired by Autumn!

Annnnnnd breathe! Kids went back to school yesterday, which means way more playtime for me! yay! (Well, I still have one about to leave for Uni, but as she is *so* fond of telling me, she's an adult now so I don't need to worry about her. Um yeah, that's how parenting works???? Not sure she gets it...... but still, no littles underfoot so expect the blog to be updated with lots of creations!
It was flipping freezing here yesterday, so playing with Autumn colour schemes seemed to be very apt!
I've used PaperArtsy Fresco finish paints in Zesty Zing (the yellow) and Smoked Paprika (orange) as my main colours, with a smidge of brown, Kraft card and rusty wire to add to the overall look. My chipboard was, as ever, covered with a layer of gesso first, a nice bright white to make the coloured layers pop! I also brayered gently with the gesso in between colours, more texture and colour variation!
As you can see, I added a strip of embossed Kraft card, and a torn piece of book page too, just to add in some more detail and texture. The painty layers were carried on over the card and book page. The smoked paprika colour is a translucent paint, so works really well over things like text paper. Loads of stamping....
Dots, grids, lettering and chicken wire! Archival ink is great over acrylic paint, just make sure you dry it off to prevent it smudging!
My butterfly was stamped onto a torn bit of painted Kraft card....
I felt a little more dimension was needed, so stamped again onto acetate and layered the image up!
I discovered some word stickers on a yellow background in my stash, perfect match!
I'm linking up with A Mixed Media Colour Challenge today! The current challenge asks us to use orange, yellow and brown/kraft as our main colours, so I think this fits right in!
All you mixed media peeps out there should go take a look, it's a great challenge for getting the old messy mojo going!
Have a great day!
Trish xxxx


  1. Gorgeous and love the butterfly! Ys freezing here too! Don't like it!! :(

  2. Yummy colours and a gorgeous design Trish! Chilly here too - got my big fluffy slippers on! Jo x

  3. Love those warm colours, and the dimensional butterfly is yummy. Freezing here too... back to two duvets and hot water bottles at night!
    Alison x

  4. Gorgeous Trish, loving those warm Autumnal colours. The book page and rusty wire are fabulous as is,the butterfly as the focal point. Tracy x

  5. This is lovely! wonderful lighter colors - and layers - and stampings and the rusty wire!

  6. You are on a roll right now with beautiful colourways!! Have just spent loads at ASOI (yes, your fault) so no more paint for me this month, lol.
    The Paprika is stunning for an autumnal feel & adore all the stamping, so cool! Don't normally do yellow but it suits feel here & blends so well. Love it all!
    Annnnnd breathe indeedily :)))

  7. Gorgeous canvas Trish! Love all the texture and those butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  8. Trish, Love the layers upon layers upon layers and your acetate butterfly looks so real! LOVE this! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  9. Love your page. I think I have to search for some Paper Artsy paint. Lo

  10. Super canvas, so much on it without making a mess!!

  11. A lovely canvas with a lot of more lovely details to discover! It has beautiful colours and a wonderful warm feel to it!

    die amelie x


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