I love that slight chill in the morning, choosing a light sweater or sweatshirt instead of a T-shirt. The sound of a twig snapping as a bird jumps to another branch, or leaves scattering as you walk across the lawn.
At this magical time of year the trees, vibrant with fireworks of color are at their Autumnal best
Colors brought to mind are bright blue skies, golden browns, olive greens, burnt oranges, copper and deep cherry reds. The paper sample above embodies " fall" colors we're decorating using sandwich wrap and fresh leaves that summer left behind in my garden, before fall steals them away.
On the top right of this blog is a series of YouTube videos demoing this technique,( hit refesh if you do not see it) below that is a slide show of additional paper samples with captions describing which colors and products were used.
(2) Sheets un-waxed sandwich wrap (restaurant supply) Radiant Rain Pure Color
Radiant rain Shimmering Mist
Fresh leaves from garden (leaves with high veins)
Step One: Apply Radiant Rain on sandwich wrap, by pouring drops in small pools, spritzing lighter colors here and there or splattering golds, coppers or bronzes with a fan brush.
Step Two: Crumple top sheet, then flatten sheet back out and lay on top of bottom sheet with color
Step Three: Brayer sheets together, make sure to roll all the color to outside edges of paper. Repeat 3-5 times to be sure all the color is well spread out .
I love the effect the little crimps and creases that form in the paper as I brayer the two sheets together " Roll Right Over Them" is my mantra those little creases are my friends. If you can master applying the right amount of product ( takes a little practice) so the paper is a little on the dryer side "Faux Wax batik" patterns appear.
Step Four: Pull apart, Blow the papers dry with warm air like a blow dryer, if using a heat gun at leat 12-14 inches away
Step Five: Sponge, brush or "dauber" color on fresh leaves. Pick leaves with good veins on backside they make fabulous prints.
Step Six: Press with finger gently like " stamping" I have used an acrylic block or back of a wooden stamp to make a firm print
Leslie Blackburn Ohnstad
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