I started by decoupaging a canvas panel with a music sheet and Gel Medium. Next, I applied Red Cherry and Blood Orange Gelatos to it and used Gel Medium to move it around my background. I ended up layering up a few layers this way so that the colors would become intense.
Next I added a layer of Glaze. I love how glossy the glaze makes the paper! I used a rubber stamp to make an impression in it while it was still wet. It's a really neat technique. I ended up covering it but I at least wanted to show you another fun way to use the Glaze.
For the leaves, I used my die-cut machine to cut a leaf shape out of black cardstock . You can also draw the leaf and cut it out of cardstock if you don't have a die-cut machine. Next, I mixed together some Whipped Spackle and Gold Texture Luxe™. Mixing these creates a different color and texture while retaining it's metallic shine. After they were mixed, I added some Gold Champagne Gelatos to half of it. The gold really bumped up the metallic look and darkened it as well. I used a pencil to etch some vein lines before the mixture dried.
The bookplate I used was originally silver, and I wanted it to be copper, so I used a dab of the copper Texture Luxe and added a couple of drops of water to it and then applied it. After it dried, I rubbed ink from the Walnut Brown #177 Stamper's Big Brush Pen into the recessed areas.
Next I used a small piece of black cardstock and covered the front side of it with 3 layers of Chalk Board Paint . Once it was dry, I wrote the word Autumn on it with the Stamper's Big Brush pen in white. I applied some Walnut Brown ink around the edge of the canvas as well to create a frame.
After everything was dry, I wrapped some string and beads around the right edge to finish it off.
- 5" x 7" Canvas Panel
- Gelatos®: Red Cherry, Blood Orange, Gold Champagne, Iced Coffee
- Gel Medium
- Chalk Board Paint
- Texture Luxe: Gold, Copper
- Stamper's Big Brush: Walnut Brown #177
- Whipped Spackle
- Sheet Music
- Rubber Stamp
- Black Cardstock
- Pallet Knife
- String and thread
- Stamper's Big Brush Pen White