Challenge No35 | 13arts

mont(2) 13@rts oct. 15

I love autumn. It’s full of beautiful colours, textures and sounds. I am lucky enough to live by a beautiful park with a lake so I get to witness the seasonal changes in nature every single day.

This month’s challenge on 13arts blog is about the autumn and its warm brown colours. As much as I love the season and its colours around me, I am not a fan of its colours in my work, clothes or furnishings. Strange, I know. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a go.

You can find details of the challenge here: 13arts: October Challenge No35 – mood board with warm colours

Here are some close-ups of the layout I made.

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Here’s how I made it:

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I started by sprinkling two shades of brown gauche paint and water on the primed with white gesso card to create a background for my photo. As the colours were not bright enough for me, I used some Crimson Brusho and chalk green 13arts mist and sprinkled them randomly on the brown base to add colour and depth.

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The photo I wanted to use is one of a bush that grows at the entrance to the park –
I liked the red berried on it so I snapped the pic.

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As part of the photo frame, I used a chipboard cut out from Wycinanka.net;
I painted it using the same shades of green and crimson used on the background.

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As embellishments, I decided to use pieces of dried autumn bouquet that I gathered during a walk couple of weeks ago.
I also added pieced of distressed muslin fabric and metal leaves and clocks to create dimension and texture.

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This was the result after all the embellishments were assembled and glued on.
I wanted to add more messiness and colour to it to make it resemble the autumn leaves a bit more so I sprinkled more brown, green and crimson paint all around the finished layout.

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This is the final work. I hope you like it. I do.

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.