Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Autumn

Don't you just love cool autumn mornings?  They are truly uplifting here in Del Rio, especially after our extremely hot summers.  However, since we are a blend between a desert and a grassland, we don't have many trees, so fall colors are limited.  My family and I are fortunate to live close to one of our creeks, so we have several trees in our property.  Although I hate raking leaves and skimming them out of our swimming pool, I do enjoy their beauty.  Inspired by the latter, I created my tag.


I decided to paint a leaf for my tag.  However, I couldn't find any real ones that were the size I had in mind.  Therefore, I cut one out of kraft paper and crumpled it by hand to give it some body.  I doodle on it with india ink markers, blended some oil pastels over it, and coated it with an acrylic finish.  When it was dry, I tied a strip of ribbon to the stem to form a bow.  Finally, I added a distressed tiny tag on which I wrote the phrase "mellow changes."

May your autumn season be a cornucopia filled with blessings!

12 comments:

  1. Clever idea! Very well done too!

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  2. Love your leaf, great idea. Everybody here is busy sweeping up leaves, we all have masses of them! Valerie

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  3. A wonderful idea to paint a leaf shape. It looks amazing

    Chrissie xx

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  4. Very clever idea, and I love the way it turned out!

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  5. This looks very real, I really love it! X

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  6. Very effective, love it.

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  7. Yes, I just love cool autumn mornings! Your tag is stunning!!! I had to read the details to know that it did not begin as a real leaf. Love all your doodling and the finish--a work of art!

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  8. Your leaf tag is beautiful - you have captured nature in all its autumnal beauty.

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  9. Beautiful autumn leaf - if you're short I could send you a bundle or two!! Carolyn xx

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  10. Very well done Arnoldo! It looks real!

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