Friday, 11 October 2013

Autumnal Gatherings by Emma


Hello everyone...

Hope you're all had a fabulous week and that you're looking forward to the weekend. Today, is my turn to share my latest creation with you all and I decided to make an autumnal wallhanging by using and recycling some old coasters that were in need of a makeover!

As always, I hope you love what I've made...

To begin with I applied a good covering of Gesso to all three coasters and allowed them to dry. I then used one of the fab new Artistic Stamper masks, Large Dot and applied GrungePaste through the mask onto my 1st and 3rd coasters. I also added some Grungepaste around the edges of all three coasters and stippled it to give a rough texture.
Once the paste was dry, I painted all the coasters with a mix of Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Mustard Seed and Gathered Twigs Distress Paints, blending the paints together until I was happy with the colour. I then added some splashes of white paint and touches of Treasure Gold around the edge to highlight the raised areas where I had added the paste.

I randomly stamped leaves over the painted coasters using stamps from Katy Fox's Leaves stamp plate using Wendy Vecchi's Potting Soil Archival Ink and also used my favourite all time stamp, the Calligraphy 12 plate to stamp areas of the painted coasters.
The message was also from the Katy Fox Leaves stamp plate and stamped in black Archival onto a piece of torn cardboard packaging which I also tore around the edges to show the corrugation and painted with Roast Coffee Fresco Finish Paint. I then added a thin layer Fresco Crackle paint and then a covering of Snowflake over the top to reveal the crackle. I then added small amounts of Treasure Gold around the edges.
I added some Remnant Rubs Words onto the raised circles that I created with the masks....
...and then made small arrangements of foliage using the Autumn Gatherings die by Tim Holtz from my own crafty stash, die cutting them from kraft card and colouring each individual piece with Distress Inks in various autumnal shades.

Finally, I attached all three coasters using Idea-ology Jump Rings and added a bamboo stick, which I threaded through the top jump rings. I then platted some thick twine and tied it onto the bamboo stick.
So, that's it from me for today and thank you so much for stopping by to say hello and for leaving all your lovely comments...I can't wait to read them!

Hope you all have a lovely, creative weekend and see you soon!
Emma x


18 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Emma, love those large textural dots and fabulous colours too. Love the I dimension and design too. Tracy x

daisylou said...

Gorgeous as ever.
The leaves embellishment finish it off perfectly xxx

Julie said...

Emma this is totally stunning, you are so talented.
Everything about this says Autumn, there is so much detail.
I wish you lived closer I would love to craft with you one day.
Jx

Helen said...

This is beautiful, Emma! Some bright autumnal colours on this dull damp autumn day!

Sid said...

A really Autumnal hanging, gorgeous colours !

Karen Clare said...

I love this inspiration Emma, rich Autumn colours can't be beaten and such a good use for recycling coasters.
I think I might have to have a go myself :-)
Crafty Hugs xxx

butterfly said...

So gorgeous, Emma - those large circles look fabulous, and I love the autumn gatherings, great dimension and so lovely!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Emma, really love this, such a cool idea!!

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Emma, love the Autumnal colours. Sue C x

Shirley Davis said...

My appreciation of your work is not disappointed! How you get such intricate, clever, artistic ideas - who knows! Fabulous colours, concept and creation.

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous !

clare said...

Fab project, love the textured dots.

Wanda H said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Lisapmac said...

Wow talk about upcycling that looks amazing. Love the gorgeous autumnal colours x

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous ;)
xoxo Sioux

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

stunning !! love it !

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous, Emma - absolutely love the shabby corrugated frame for the sentiment, gorgeous colours, and the amazing dimension of your autumn gatherings. Must get that die out again!!
Alison xx

sara j said...

the colors in this piece sing...out loud...in lovely harmony. beautiful