Monday, 9 October 2017

End of Summer by Dorthe Hansen


Hello friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to start a new week.

My post today is showing one of Laura’s wreath’s, the middle size, where I tried to capture the last subdued summer feelings in the garden.








First I put gesso onto the wreath and also the embellishments - I chose to use: bird, flowers, and a leaf.

When dry I used the big Maple leaf to create texture onto the wreath and the bird, and the Poinsettia Tree. For the roses, added with texture paste.






All was left to dry completely and then the painting job started. I chose the Pink Shimmer and the Green and White Multi Surface paint. First I mixed pink and white to get a more soft tone of pink on it all. The wreath was then painted with mix of Green and White on the places with no patterns from the stencil and also the roses and the berry bough had the same treatment.







 After drying time, I sprayed all components with Walnut Ink, let it sit for a little while to sink into the corners and patterns and then dapping the layer on top off,  with a paper towel. I redid this some times till I was satisfied with the result of being able to see the beautiful stenciled patterns.

The bird was handpainted with Walnut Ink many times too and the eye drawn with black Sharpie and white Posca pen.







I had some flower petals laying around from diecuts and adhered them together, using the Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive and adding one of the stars on top. It all was painted with the Pink Shimmer paint. Here of course, you could also use paper flowers or an artificial flower you buy.

I wanted to add a little more texture, so rolled up two swatches of old book page, to form two rolls, bound them together with a cotton yarn thread and on top I adhered the leaf.







All the other components were also adhered to the wreath, the berries and rose bud were painted with Diamond Glaze to create interest and shine







and then I found  a long old piece of fabric, dyed it with Walnut Ink, wrinkled it to fit the perimeter of the wreath and adhered it to the backside with a hot glue gun. Am I missing something ….yes my beloved Sari silks to hang it from! J
You could also use a long piece of paper, wrinkle it up and adhere this if you don`t like the fabric idea!

Thank you for watching, and as always I wish you a lovely new week !!


Materials used:


That’s Crafty! Stencils: Maple Leaf and Poinsettia Tree
That’s Crafty! Surfaces Bits & Pieces Greyboard: Autumn/Winter, Funky Flowers, Christmas Birds
Walnut Ink

From my stash:


Fabric flower made from found flower petals
A long piece of fabric
Sari Silk

22 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful Dorthe, I adore those muted colours reminding me of those seen in our red skies at night. The whole process from start to finish is wonderfully framed with your rosette of dyed fabric and i'm sure it will be displayed all year round. Hugs Tracey xx

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    1. Thank you so very much dear Tracey, it makes me happy you like it , -first I was not sure about the fabric, but I`m happy I kept it,-- now hanging in my studio/workroom .
      Hugs , Dorthe, xx

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  2. This is absolutely stunning Dorthe. Love the soft colour palette and the texture and attention to detail on your wreath looks so beautiful. Love the gathered fabric too, a perfect finishing touch.
    Fliss xx

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    1. Dear Fliss, thank you so much for your kind words ,they are so valued !!
      The color tones are among my favorite :-) and I`m glad you like the fabric around it .
      Hug to you, xxx

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  3. Oh my word Dorthe, this is beyond loveliness, you’ve captured the fading grandeur of Summer beautifully. Wonderful creation that I could honestly look at all day :)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Thank you sweet Donna, -you always say beautiful things, - you are such a lovely lady . Big hugs,
      Dorthe , xx

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  4. Beautiful wreath in lovely soft shades, looks fabulous
    Love
    Amanda x

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    1. Thank you very much Amanda , so happy for your words !!
      Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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  5. This is so lovely Dorthe, it truly reminds me of the last bits of summer in the garden.

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    1. Thank you Jo, so much, for your kind words , to me. xx

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  6. So very delightful Dorthe!
    Jackie xo

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    1. Thank you sweet Jackie , <3
      Dorthe xoxo

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  7. It truly captures the end of summer feeling. Lovely!

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    1. Carol , thank you so much , for your kind words. x

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  8. I just LOVE the muted colors, Dorthe. Perfect wreath for the door or a door knob or just hung on the wall. I love it all.

    Happy Autumn!
    xo
    SuZeQ

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    1. Happy autumn to you, dear Sue , and thank you so much for your kind words !! Hugs, xo
      Dorthe

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  9. Love the gentle, earthy pink tones of this, Dorthe - a sweet melancholy air hangs about your gorgeous wreath. I love the fabric edging too - wonderful!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you dear Alison, it was just what I had in mind, when creating it . Thank you much !!
      Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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  10. Love love love this Dorthe. Stunning with all that texture and soft colour.
    Hugs, Bev. xxx

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  11. What a lovely idea, Dorthe. This is so delightful with the little bird and the beautiful, muted colours. I love the idea of summer as well as winter wreaths. xx

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  12. Simply fabulous! The colors are gorgeous, I love your use of "dusty" jewel tones on your sweet bird, flowers and leaves. The extra texture and dimension you added to the wreath give it such a special and creative presence. Thank you for sharing!

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  13. This could only ever be created by you, Dorthe with the gentle tones, soft whispers of pink and the use of textiles and the way you beautifully painted the bird. It is so beautiful.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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