When nature speaks to us…

Hello and welcome to the Tattered Angels blog today!

One of the prompts for the DT this month was “grab something from nature”. Yes, love that! Especially in this time of year when nature gives us so much we can use. Branches, leaves, dried flowers… And with Glam, Glaze and Gel Medium in hand it’s all so easy to use! So I went out in my backyard and just grabbed some stuff.

And this is what I created:

A tiny little 6×6 fall canvas:

The circles and texture in the background were stamped with Mellow Yellow and Waterfall Glaze. Then I sprayed the background with Olive Vine, Key Lime Pie, Sunflower and Tiger Lily and a little bit of Oriental Poppy. The dried flowers and leaves were colored with Orange Crush Glaze and Organic Garden Glam.

When I was done with the canvas I had these pieces of kitchen paper lying on my desk that I had used to clean op my craft sheet after spraying the canvas and I thought they looked great :)

Why throw them away? Why not use them?

So I glued them in my art journal using gel medium and used them as a background.

The sun was actually created from garbage too :) It was thorn from the piece of paper on which I painted the wire sun from the canvas with gesso and then colored it with Yello Stained Glass and sprayed it with Sunflower.  Loved what was underneath the wire when I lifted it up!

I rubbed some copper foil on the background and then added some real leaves. Covered them with gel medium to keep them from drying.

Then I added the dried flower that was also covered with Orange Crush Glaze and the cut out stamped bird. Finally I stamped the berries and colored them with Flirty Glaze. While they were still wet I wiped them with kitchen paper to get a more subtle look.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed my fall nature projects!

Happy misting!

Birgit

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  1. Holly Simoni says:

    Oh I just love the colors and all the texture in these two projects! The quote about the road less traveled is one of my favorites! Gorgeous Birgit!