Hello everyone, today I'm sharing Lost Summer.
I wanted to suggest the Summer fading and Autumn on the March and just like our Seasons that bring transformation to the landscape, this hanging has been through many changes.
This is how it began. I had embossed some card and stuck it to a white/grey board in which I had cut two holes, this was in order for it to be hung.
I gave it a coat of Gesso and let it dry.
I painted the board with several different colours, and once dry, covered it with black gesso.
I let this dry and gently sanded it down to reveal some of the colour underneath.
At this point I wasn't sure what to do next. I did love the effect and it was definitely something to try again, but for this time, I was pulled a different direction. I coated the whole thing in Acrylic Paint, using one of Andy Skinner’s techniques to create a rust effect.
I stamped and cut out my features and added embossing powder to the butterfly. I then added them to the board.
And to finish they were both painted in colours to represent early Autumn and then heat embossed them both with white. I added some rusty wire.
What I used
Media Fluids from DecoArt various colours including Quinacridone Gold
Dinkie stamps Mini Butterfly and Poppy from IndigoBlu
I'm looking forward to some Autumn colours next month. Take care everyone.