Hello Friends!What a delicious mixed media treat we have for you today!Sanda created the most gorgeous season inspired spread in her journal - I'm sure you'll find tons of inspirations in this magical Herbarium! Enjoy!* * * *
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”(Albert Camus)
Autumn is here, my friends, already displaying a lush range of colours.This is the time of the year I enjoy taking long walks in the hazy, but still warm sun, collecting leaves, tiny twigs or seed pods that I will later use in my projects, or just arrange them around the house.
So, I’m back today, sharing with you an art journal spread celebrating the wonderful Fall Season, that I hope will inspire you.
I started my pages by covering them with a coat of White Heavy Gesso.
When this was dry, I began collaging small pieces of cotton fabric using Finn’s Sculpture Medium – overlapping the fabric bits, creating wrinkles and then saturating the fabric with a generous amount of sculpture medium until I covered my pages completely.
I added a few more fabric pieces (for these ones I made a cut longwise, in the middle, to create an opening) and I pasted them with Sculpture Medium, manipulating the fabric to create organic shapes to resemble some seed pods.
While the medium was still wet, I added more texture with Finn’s Art Stones in all three sizes (the Sculpture Medium is also the perfect glue for this purpose). When I was happy with the result, I left the pages dry overnight.
Next morning, I started mixing the colours I wanted for this spread, using Art Alchemy Impasto paints, which I absolutely love, love, love!