Thursday, 1 September 2016

Autumn Leaves Art Journal Page

Hello, everyone!
It's September already and it's time for a new challenge at Stamps and Stencils.
Our hostess for this month is Rachel and she has chosen the theme 'The Colors of Autumn'!
This is how she describes her challenge theme:
Reds, oranges, golds and browns - use these in a mixed media creation. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

I was inspired by Rachel's awesome theme to create an Autumn art journal page and here is what I came up with.


First, I pulled out my Brushos in different colors and some thin watercolor paper and started to create my backgrounds.


As you can see, I ended up with some cool watercolor effects here.


I used the Tim Holtz Tattered leaves die to cut out my leaves out of my papers. 


To finish the look of my leaves, I used Tim's leaves stamp set and my Archival inks in different colors that coordinated my papers.


These are my finished leaves.


I decided to use my handmade art journal for this project. I covered the page with some masking tape and sealed it with my Liquitex matte medium. Then I put a coat of a white gesso on top.


I used my acrylic paints in brown tones all over the page. Then I used my Liquitex Raw umber paint mixed with the Golden satin glaze liquid onto the edges using my fingers. 
I wanted to add more texture to my page, so I used my Tim's Bubbles stencil and my Decoart media Cobalt teal paint randomly. I used the same teal color and my toilet paper rool to 'stamp' some circles.


To attach my leaves I used some yute string and some mini wooden cloth pins. 
To add more texture I applied my golden glitter paste here and there.


I cut out some quotes from a book and glued them down using Tim's vintage medium.


I hope that I have inspired you to create your mixed media piece for our 'The Colors Of Autumn' challenge at Stamps and Stencils! 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them!

Hugs! Branka xx

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19 comments:

  1. Amazing textures and autumn colors! Love those little clothespins, great touch!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  2. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning, Branka!! This deserves to be hanging on a wall - it's spectacular!! The leaves look amazing!! What gorgeous colors!! I love the texture and the touches of sparkle!! The clothes pins are a fabulous touch!! Wow!! This is so beautiful and a perfect representation of fall!! Love, love it my friend!! Happy September!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. stunningly beautiful pages Branka - I adore those leaves you made - such wonderful colours! Gorgeous! Big hugs Rachel x

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  4. Fantastic pages Branka ! Love the little pegs attaching the leaves. Sue C x

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  5. Wow stunning Autumn creation. Thank you for showing your step by step tutorial. Nice work.

    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  6. Wow such a beautiful creation, the composition is spot on and just overall gorgeous - can tell alot of work and patience took place.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

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  7. And here I am again with my other DT hat on - I think I forgot to mention beautiful colours - I love autumn.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

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  8. Ummmm HELLO Autumn!!! Priceless use of those leaves and they look so freakin real! Say what!!!!! Gorgeous red and oranges and yellows and Wowzers!!! I thought you had used leaves from your yard! The background panel with the pops of the cobalt teal are genius and of course the TP roll is among my fave to use as well. This fantabulous design makes me want to curl up next to it and drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  9. Wow, wow, wow Branka - now that's what I call a burst of Autumn! The colours are glorious, I love the placement of the beautiful leaves and the quotes are amazing!! This is FABULOUS!!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Oh wow.. what an amazing project! Fascinating pages Branka!
    So so happy you linked to Moo Mania & More!
    This is always much appreciated!
    Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

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  11. Branka, this is a fabulously authentic looking art journal page! What I mean is the wood planks look so real, as do those beautiful colorful leaves! This really puts me in the mood to put my swimsuit and flip flops away and pull out those sweaters and hot chocolate! Beautiful! Big hugs, my friend!

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  12. AMAZING rich colours. I LOVE your fall layout. Thanks for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge! Gayatri xx

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  13. Branka, I just love the idea of clipping the leaves across the top, how amazing! And the many little quotes you added are each so inspiring and look great as your focal "image." This is truly an autumnal feast for the eyes! Hugs, Autumn

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  14. Gorgeous vivid autumnal colours, and I love all your leaves pegged out to dry. Brilliant page.
    Alison x

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  15. BRIGHT, BOLD, GLITTERING, GLAMOROUS FALL FEAST Branka. My favorite time of your and my favorite colors... EYE CANDY DELIGHT!!! Xj.

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  16. Stunning page. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellupa. Judy DT

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  17. This is an interesting approach! Nicely crafted! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  18. Love this work! Your leaves are fantastic! Thanks for sharing your project! Barbara

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  19. Love this work! Your leaves are fantastic! Thanks for sharing your project! Barbara

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