Thursday, August 30, 2012

Resisting Autumn

I've been playing around with this canvas for a while... 

Started with a couple layers of green acrylic paint, then lightly stenciled some leaves

I decided I wanted some script in the background, so layered with script stamped on tissue.

I applied beeswax to meld in the tissue, and added a die cut tree. I liked it. 

I decided to try out a friends favorite technique of applying Diamond Glaze over the beeswax... I'm not so sure I like it so shiny. Hmmm...
You'll notice I added some paint dyed ribbon and beads to the canvas.

I'm not sure it's quite done... but it's getting there. :)

I've been resisting the thought of autumn arriving, as I'd rather have a bit more summer weather, thank you very much! However, since I love the colors of autumn, I may as well embrace it's impending arrival.

Happy Friday, everyone!

I'm sharing with Eva and Kristin at Paint Party Friday. I hope you have time to see what some of the other artists have been up to this week. 



25 comments:

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Thanks for sharing each step along the way... it will be great if you leave it as it is but I will be curious to see if it progresses from here as well... great post...xx

Lynn Cohen said...

What a sweet welcoming to fall!
I happen to LOVE fall. I like wearing cord pants and layers. I Like crisp air, and colored leaves. Bring it on!

Maria Ontiveros said...

It's so happy! I love the subtle colors in the background and the contrast with the beads. Happy PPf!
Rinda

Giggles said...

I love this piece! It's so whimsical and inspirational! Thanks for sharing your process!!I love Autumn too!! This is a perfect tribute to the Fall!!

Hugs Giggles

Anne said...

Very pretty piece, love the background and the rich details! Happy PPF!

Netty said...

Love your pretty mixed media canvas. It looks finished to me. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Love all the layers you've used here- it's coming along beautifully!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Magpie said...

I love this just as it is. The technique of Diamond Glaze over beeswax is so interesting. I wouldn't have thought of trying that! I guess it must "stick" but I would have thought it wouldn't.

Gloria said...

Hi Helen. Hope you are doing well and thx for stopping by my PPF. I think I like your piece the way it is now. Your step by step process is very interesting. Bees wax is something I haven't used in a long time. Really great job. I love the colors and the gems that look like berries. Take care, have a great weekend.

Rhonda said...

I like it very much Helen. I think it's well balanced and the soft colors are lovely. I can't see where you'd need to add anymore to it. I am sure the glossy finish adds to the sparkle of the little beads? The lace at the bottom grounds the tree. It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing your process. Happy PPF! :-)

Nora Clemens said...

Thank you for the steps. Your mis media creation is gorgeous!
Happy PPF!

Anns Art said...

This is SO pretty and effective, thanks for sharing the process.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Beautiful creation ~ love it ~ especially the size ~ Wonderfully done ~ so adorable ~ Love it! (A Creative Harbor)

soulbrush said...

Very cute tree Helen. It almost makes Autumn look festive. I love this season, but hate the signs of Winter that inevitably follow it. Happy PPF dear heart.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Looks great to me. I'm with you I am not ready for Fall. Give me the last few weeks of Summer please. Lovely job and Happy PPF.

Joyce said...

love your tree, the wax gives it depth - happy ppf and weekend!

Mary C. Nasser said...

What a delightful little painting!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Alicia C said...

looks absolutely charming to me! what is the script read? am curious to know

Karen Smithey said...

I love how the tissue paper and beeswax just melts into the background....

Natasha said...

Love what you have done so far, and enjoyed reading about your process. Autumn always makes me a little sad that Summer is over and we are heading to Winter, but the last few years I have tried to embrace all the beauty in each season, that makes the coolness easier to bear! Though I am very excited that today is the first day of Spring!! :)

carlarey said...

I like it! This looks like it belongs in some kind of fairy tale.

Ginny said...

I love this piece and really enjoyed learning about each step. I have so much to learn so it nice when everyone is so generous with their knowledge. Have a wonderful weekend.

denthe said...

Lovely tree. Nice touch to add beads to the canvas.

Daniele Valois said...

Love it, and I love beeswax! This is darling!

JKW said...

I love that you told and showed us how to do this with all these different ingredients. I didn't know you could use beeswax like this. Blessings, Janet PPF

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