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Thursday, 29 October 2015

MAGICAL RAINBOW TREE

        Well Autumn is here again, far too quickly for my liking because that means cold days will be following soon. I am not a winter person but must admit to the sight on a crisp frosty morning. Everything looking so crisp. Still we have not got that far yet and Autumn is giving us some wonderful colourful sights this year. Not sure that we will see a tree like the one I have created below for October's challenge at Claritystamp.  The theme is to use Stencils, we could use stamps as well but I have chosen to stick with just stencils. I have also used a small canvas for a change.




      Firstly I painted all over my canvas with Blueberry chalk paint. Lovely dark background.


       
       Next I taped my stencil in place and masked off the bit at the bottom that I did not want to use.   I used Tree of Life stencil


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        Once prepared I dragged some grunge paste through and left to dry. Then re-applied stencil over the picture. 


  

     Next I added some colour to the tree by sponging different colours of inks through the stencil. It's a magical tree so no need to stick to nature's colours. I wanted some leaves so rubbed some gilding flakes over double sided adhesive. I love the effect achieved with this medium.


  
      I stuck the piece of adhesive to some copy paper so that I could draw on some leaves and cut out. I used the stencil that came with October's NDC  newsletter to get the shapes. Just needed to glue these to the tree, I used some Pinflair gel for this and also a few dabs of glitter glue around the base. 




        Would be nice to have trees this colour in our garden. Hope you like this canvas. Please leave a comment if you have time. Thank-you.  xx

13 comments:

  1. This is a lovely canvas the tree looks nice against the dark background. Thank you for entering the challenge and the best of luck. Xx

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    1. Thank-you Carole. I love this shade of blue paint, very rich colour. xx

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  2. fab canvas Lynne I like the tree against the background too.inspired use of gilding flakes - wouldn't it be good if the leaves were made of real gold and we could just go into the garden and pick some lol. Good luck and thanks for entering

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    1. Hey I like that idea Linda. I would not be grumbling about leaves from my neighbour's trees. Thank-you for comment. xx

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  3. Love your project the tree really stands out but in a good way love the leaves good luck in the clarity challenge xx

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    1. Thank-you. I do not usually do canvas but enjoyed this one. xx

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  4. Lynne love what you have done. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge again and good luck.

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    1. Thank-you Naomi, you are always so kind. So many stencils to choose from though. xx

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  5. My favourite stencil, Lynne and my most versatile! I like the addition of the gilded leaves. Best wishes in the month's challenge. ;~}

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    1. Thank-you Shelagh, hope you are keeping well. Seems ages since the retreat now. Yes I like this stencil too. xx

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  6. I bet your tree looks even better in real life with all those beautiful gilded leaves. Good luck in the challenge x

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    1. Thank-you Lesley, yes does look better than in the photo. Always a little difficult to get a good image. Love gilding flakes. xx

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  7. Love your tree and leaves Lynne, makes a beautiful canvas. Thanks for entering this month's challenge. Good luck x

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