Amy from Ameroonie Designs
Camilla from Rosy Red Buttons
Gwen from Gwenny Penny
Michelle from A Little Tipsy
Don't forget to go over to Gwen's blog here to link up your own Autumn themed craft today!!!
I decided I needed something more brown, orange and red for our backdoor...then realized I might not love it on the backdoor...but will love it hanging in our kitchen!! (I'm also thinking how to make one for each season...then I can just rotate the hanging each season!)
So I gathered my supplies:
Yup...after they dried from that RED, I painted them brown and then scuffed them up with some sandpaper...which really was scary and fun. This is the first time I've done something like that with paint (I need to be a bigger risk taker...seriously). It really gave it a nice "distressed" look and showed some of the red undertones...seriously that was RED!
OK so then I debated and debated and debated and moved and debated on leaf placement. It's funny how when you're trying to make something look carefree and natural you spend more time on making that look happen. So, I left it alone (read this as had to go deal with some toddlers who were running around crazy). When the hubs got home I made my final leaf placement decision and just covered the entire canvas in the Martha Stewart glue and sealer.
I laid the leaves and I did not want to seal the leaves because I wanted them to stand up a little...not sealing them to the canvas gave them a more flowing look. They have stayed on just fine and I really like the effect that it created....I attached the wood letters with the E6000 (do this in a well ventilated area...seriously...ouch) and DONE:
I used my handy, dandy staple gun and attached some orange ribbon and it's now hanging in our front room. It's a great burst of color!!!
Head over and link up your own Point Of View for Autumn at Gwenny Penny today!!