I received this package of great crafting supplies as a part of this blog hop with the request to create something for fall.
I started thinking about fall and what I like best. the usual things came to mind such as- rustling leaves, crisp air, apples, hay rides, Halloween, as well as others but I didn’t want to create a project around any of those things.
Then I thought about Autumn evenings – The Golden Hour- and how everything shines like antique gold as the sun sets.
THAT is what I wanted to create my project around.
There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! Percy Shelley
- Fredrix 8″x16″ Canvas Panel
- Paper Towels
- Acrylic paint in shades of blues, greens, yellows
- Paper Towels
- Chipboard house shape – mine is from InqueBoard but you could cut your own or just created a house out of paper
- Layer Perfect Tool
- KOOL TAK Shiny Transfer Foil Sheet in Fall Color
- KOOL TAK Clear Foam Tape
- KOOL TAK Clear Adhesive Discs
- KOOL TAK Super Tacky Tape
- Various Scrapbook Papers
- StazOn Ink – Black
- Stamp – Flourish -F by Hampton Art
- Mod Podge
- Dictionary or book page
- Crafter’s Workshop Stencil – 12×12 Zinnia
- Sharpie Paint Pen – white
- Distress Ink – brushed corduroy
First thing to do is create the background. I used a fairly wet brush and laid down green paint toward the bottom and fading into blue toward the top.
To get the background texture I simply rolled a roll of paper towel over the canvas to soak up some of the excess water. I liked the result and decided to keep it.
While the canvas is drying prepare the chipboard house.
Cover the chipboard house with paper of your choice.
Place the adhesive discs on the roof of the house and then cover with the bronze colored foil.
Back on the canvas, I brushed random patches of Mod Podge and then smoothed a dictionary page over top. Let dry.
Once the Mod Podge is dry, tear away the portions that aren’t adhered to the canvas.
Brush over the paper with a mostly dry brush and a couple of shades of blue paint. Let dry.
I covered a small rectangle of chipboard with paper for the door and stamped it with the stamp. I brushed a little Mod Podge on the door and then used the same bronze colored foil from the roof to put just a little shimmer on the door.
Repeat for the window.
Ink the edges of all of the house elements and the canvas with Distress Ink.
Cover the smoke with the white foil and ink the edges with Distress Ink.
Next, I used the Layer Perfect Tool to help me align the stamp so that I could stamp it at the bottom corners of the canvas. The Layer Perfect tool really did help me get the stamps on the canvas just where I wanted them.
Once that is all dry it’s time to create the sun.
I laid down the stencil and using a dry brush in three different shades of yellow created the base of the sun. Once the stenciled portion was dry I brushed back over it again to lay down color in the open areas. Let dry.
Once dry I put the stencil back down again and turned it just a bit so I wouldn’t be coloring over the darker painted portion. I gave it a spray with spray adhesive and then removed the stencil.
Cover the tacky areas with the copper foil.
I just LOVE that extra shimmer!
Cut a square of the mostly used bronze foil and put it behind the window. Adhere the window with Super Tacky Tape.
Adhere the keys and the door with Clear Foam Tape.
Adhere the house to the background with Super Tacky Tape.
Print out saying. I fused muslin to freezer paper and then ran it through my printer and adhered it with Super Tacky Tape.
Fill in the background with doodles drawn with the Sharpie Paint Pen.
I used the Layer perfect tool to help me create the little picket looking fence. It allowed me to create them all the same height and width without any measuring or marking on the canvas.
It’s a really handy tool to have on hand.
There you have it. My fabulously fall project.
I hope you like it. :)
And here is the information about the blog hop and the give away. Good Luck everyone!
Only those with a mainland USA shipping address are eligible to win the giveaway.
*Product for this post provided. All opinions are my own.