Fall is in full-swing here in North Dakota. The leaves have turned their autumnal colors and are rapidly falling from the trees. It is a crisp, gorgeous day today with the sun shining and temps in the 50’s.
I wanted to try something a bit different today. Last week when I was in Seattle I attended “The Salmon Days” Festival. I loved strolling through the booth areas admiring all of the artisans works of art. One artist in particular caught my attention, I wish I would have picked up one of his business cards as one day I might want to purchase one of his wall hangings. He took actual leaves and through some “magical” process, he was able to strip the leaf of its outer casing, leaving just the webbing and then he would dye them in various colors. He them made collages with all of the leaves usually highlighting the piece with one bright leaf. I wish I could say I did justice to his masterpieces but sadly you can see the idea but not the mastery of his craft.
Staying true to the artist’s rendition, I stayed with a similar color palette – maybe that’s one of the reasons I enjoyed his work so much was he had a contemporary spin on the leaves he used. I cut out over 50 leaves with the Cricut and inked the edges of the leaves and free-hand drew the leaf veins. I then started to layer the leaves randomly on the card and lastly added the red leaf that was stamped using a PTI stamp for the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by – I hope you’ll stop back again soon! Dee
Our Daily Bread – Make your own Embellishments (leaves)