Fall Leaves



Last week, I shared the pumpkin picture I painted for a display in my living room (https://crapsmanship.com/2018/09/23/pumpkin-pic/). I change the picture out every month or so to match the season. I also use this same strategy for a display in my guest bathroom, and this time I decided to use my 5″ x 7″ Gelli Plate to make a picture of fall leaves.img_5750

Onto a sheet of white cardstock, I began the project by rolling on reds, oranges, and browns using the Gelli Plate, brayer, and acrylic paint from my stash. When I was satisfied with the background colors, I snuck next door and stole three leaves off of my neighbor’s beautiful Japanese maple. I covered the Gelli Plate with white acrylic paint, put the three leaves down on top, and then used my colored background paper to pick up the white paint. The leaves masked the white paint so the fall colors could shine through.img_5751

Though I got the leaves a little high on the paper, I think it still adds a nice autumn touch to my guest bath display.img_5949


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