Monday, 16 October 2017

Trees are Poems by Dorthe Hansen


Another Monday - rainy here and with a little blue sky in between. Just as the weather was when I started this panel using an MDF surface, 6x6 inch. 







It was painted over with White paint and dried. On top I added a very water thinned Walnut Brown and let it run down the panel, in some places. After dried, I stenciled Water Drops onto upper part of the panel with texture paste.

Left to dry, I painted Dove, toadstools, tree and 3 leaves - first in white paint and then I added a good layer of gesso to the tree. To create texture, I used a toothpick to create patterns on the tree trunk. When it all was dry, I mixed a tiny amount of Brown with Yellow to get a kind of warm light nature tone, for the toadstools and leaves, in certain places and also added details to the toadstool with brown fine liner. The tree was also painted with the light nature tone. All was again left to dry and while waiting, the panel was now ready to be sprayed with  Infusions Sleigh Blue on the upper part. On to that, I dapped Teal paint onto the water drops  and made splashes all over by tapping the pen.






The tree and toadstools were painted with Distress Crackle Paint and I also smeared it onto the panel in a few places, to create more texture. The 3 leaves were given details with the Chestnut Brown and a thin brush.






When the crackle paint had dried, Chestnut Brown paint was smeared into the cracks and then quickly removed from the surface and mostly left in the crackles to show wonderful patterns on both toadstools and tree. The tree branches I painted with the beautiful Chestnut Brown too.





I adhered nature coloured lace and some found bark pieces to the bottom panel and on top, adhered the toadstools and tree. The dove was given detail with a brown fine liner and onto a brown bag, I stamped one of Alison Bombers beautiful quotes, cut the words apart and adhered to panel, together with the dove. A little White paint was smeared around the word panels, to make them pop a bit.






I hope this wasn't too long, so I lost you all on the “road”. If not, thank you to you all and wishes for a most wonderful week, to you, dear friends.

Hugs, 

Dorthe


Materials used:


That’s Crafty! Surfaces Bits and Pieces Greyboard: Autumn, Toadstools, Tree,  Robins and Doves
That’s Crafty! Multi Surface Paint:  White, Teal, Chestnut Brown, Yellow
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint: Picket Fence
Fine Liner: Brown
Faber Castell: Artist Pen Black
Laces and found nature bark 

35 comments:

  1. Lovely natural feel to this Dorthe and wonderful texture too. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy,
      Hugs, Dorthe, x

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  2. This is stunning, Dorthe - the bark texture and the crackled mushrooms look simply amazing, and I love the silvery tones of your watery sky - just magical! Great words too!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you so much Alison, your words makes me happy :-)
      Dorthe, xx

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  3. Gorgeous piece of art, especially love the tree and mushrooms

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    1. Many thank you Poppyfield Card Craft , I wonder if you have a blog yourself ?
      Dorthe .

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  4. A beautiful tutorial Dorthe I feel like I was actually there whilst you created it. The texture created on those toadstools is amazing they look so realistic as if freshly picked from the wooded undergrowth. A beautiful creation of nature.
    Hugs & Wishes Tracey xx

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    1. Thank you so much Tracey - it would have been fun, you sitting here, creating with me :-) - and thank you for your kind words .
      Hugs, Dorthe xx

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Dorthe. Love love love it. The texture on that tree is awesome. Love those toadstools too.
    Bev. x

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    1. Thank you, very much Bev- for your kind words, I appreciate them very much !!!
      Hugs, Dorthe xx

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  6. A really stunning Autumn scene Dorthe. So much gorgeous texture and detail and the painting of the embellishments is so beautiful.
    Love it!
    Fliss xx

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    1. Thank you Fliss, so much, you are so kind, and I`m so glad you love it , dear.
      Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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  7. Incredible Dorthe! Those crackled mushroom caps have me drooling! WOW! Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Thank you so very much Autumn, for your lovely words to me.
      Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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  8. what a beautiful scene Dorthe and I especially love how you have designed your mushrooms
    love
    Amanda x

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    1. Thank you Amanda , very much ,
      Hugs, Dorthe

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  9. Oh my word Dorthe, you’ve created a pure stunner!! I love those toadstools and your whole creation is just so magically atmospheric, you’re such an inspiration :)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Dear Donna, thank you from my heart, for your lovely words, to me , they are so appreciated ,lovely friend.
      Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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  10. Oh Dorthe! What a simply gorgeous make! I just love everything detail you added to this from the splatter of the paintbrush to the tattered lace and birch pieces along the bottom! Just gorgeous my friend! xx

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    1. Dear Jackie, your words makes me happy, thank you my friend.
      Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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    1. Thank you sweet Melina - Hugs to you, and xx

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  12. This piece evokes so many feelings... thank you, Dorthe!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol Roy, I have tried to visit you !! :-)

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  13. Just beautiful. I especially love the texture on the tree trunk - truly genius on your part. It's so realistic looking and pretty - yet spooky at the same time. Perfect for this time of year.

    Way to go, my friend!
    xo
    SuZeQ

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    1. Thank you dear Sue, your kind words makes me happy, Hugs to you, xx
      Dorthe

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  14. Aaah, you and nature just go so well together, this is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you dear friend Liz, so lovely to see you here, :-)
      Hugs from Dorthe, xx

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  15. Oh Dorthe this is such a stunning panel! The tree and musrooms look so textural and alive, I wished I could touch them! The little dove brings such a peaceful serenity to the whole piece and I just love the gorgeous colours. Autumn at its very best!! xxx

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    1. Dear Astrid, thank you ever so much for your loving words, it makes me proud, that you love my creation. Thank you for your visit !!
      Hugs to you, xxx

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  16. Oh Dorthe, I love every bit of this piece you have created! The natural feel that I love about you is there, along with the feeling of a story. Each choice you have made fits together so well. The texture on the mushrooms is fab, as well as that glorious sky you have created. The text is perfectly suited!

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  17. This is so beautiful Dorthe x I adore the wonderful background and the layout you have created here and Alison's stamps are the perfect choice

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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  18. Dorthe, this could only be created by you, your love of nature shines through on this beautiful piece of art which contains a poetry to it.
    The colours and the way you create a scene, it is magical. I believe I could step into this scene and enjoy quiet time here.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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