Amazing Autumn by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Donna here today featuring an Autumnal wreath with the new yummy products from That’s Crafty! which were featured on Hochanda last Friday.

What I did:

Depending on what sort of paints you are using, you may need to give the MDF wreath a coat of Gesso but as I was using chalk paints on it I didn’t need to do that step. 

After painting the wreath and thoroughly drying it, I then used a crackle texture stamp from That’s Crafty! and stamped all around the wreath in brown Archival ink to give a worn look.

Next step was to bring the greyboard embellishments to life with a mixture of chalk paints and the new That’s Crafty! paints which are lush and truly multi surface too.

A bit of doodling with my favourite white Posca pen and then I adhered everything to the wreath with glue. Add some twine and buttons for a finishing touch, with a Sari ribbon and Raffia to hang the wreath from.

A Tim Holtz sentiment completes the creation. I just about got this photo taken before it had to be quickly removed for it’s own ‘safety’ from wandering teeth and claws!!

Supplies Used:

Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. Just love those greyboard leaves and how you have painted them, Donna! Great arrangement. Happy weekend! Nxx

  2. Beautiful autumn colors on your leaves, and love the stamped texture on the wreath, Donna. Your toadstool is just fabulous painted, like a real Amanita , and the twine adds extra gorgeous rustic feeling to it.
    Hihi, you need to have a nail, for photo taking, somewhere safe :-)
    Hugs and xxx, Dorthe

  3. Gorgeous Donna. Love how those leaves look. Great colours and those toadstools look great too.
    Much love. xxx

  4. An autumnal delight, fabulous effect on the leaves and love your toadstool.
    Amanda x

  5. This is so gorgeous Donna, love the details and the painting on the elements is fabulous.
    Fliss xx

  6. The wreath is a fab way of showing off all the fantastic new surfaces. You've done them all proud with this amazing creation.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  7. What a great new design to work with, and I love the autumnal celebration you've created with it.
    Alison x


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