Monday, September 25, 2017

Fall straw wreath by Lynne

Hello friends and happy Fall! I decided that this week it was time to take down my spring/summer wreath with the soft lavender florals and create something just right for this time of year, and the Fall Shapes Set provided me with exactly what I needed.

I spray painted my straw wreath gold, using this paint (although I'm sure any brand would work equally well)

The leaves were  run through my Cuttlebug in this embossing folder: , then painted with gold acrylic paint. I then lightly rubbed them  here and there with Art Alchemy Metallic Wax and a bit of copper acrylic paint.

The pumpkin was painted with the copper paint, but I wanted to add dimension, so I cut the shape out from patterned paper (7 Dots Thoughts Keeper), scored it, and rubbed over the scored lines with the metallic wax. It was then glued onto the chipboard pumpkin.

I coloured the metal embellishments and paper flowers with the same supplies as these pieces, but the banner pieces were simply painted with the 2 colours of acrylics, then I lightly brushed a bit of metallic wax on the outer edges. The pieces were glued together, then attached to a piece of twine.

The hanging metal acorns are bells that I found at a cute shop here in my town; I just added a little metallic paint and wax to soften the colours and help them coordinate better with everything else.

I have to confess that the bright oranges and rust colours that are often used in fall decor are not my favourites, so I was pleased with the effect of the metallics combine with natural elements like straw and twine, and I hope you like the finished look as well! Thanks so much for stopping by, and may you "fall" in love with creating all over again!!

Fall Shape Set


Art Alchemy Metallic Wax-aged copper
Darice embossing folder
& Dots paper
Krylon gold spray paint
Gold and copper acrylic paints
assorted paper flowers

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