For this ephemera, I wanted to use a fall/autumn color pallette. However, I didn't want to use strictly traditional fall colors. So, I headed over to Pinterest for some inspiration. This fall/autumn color pallette below struck me immediately! I just love the untraditional aqua, purple, & gray/taupe coupled with the more traditional maroon, orange, & brown.
|Add several random drops of the lavender|
& aqua paint to your Gelli plate.
|Use a brayer or an old credit card/gift card|
to GENTLY blend the acrylic paint across
the surface of your Gelli plate.
Place several leaves
on top of the acrylic paint to create
natural printmaking stencils.
|Place a piece of mixed media paper on top |
of the acrylic paint & leaves. Use your brayer
or fingers to press the mixed media paper
on top of the leaves
& acrylic paint. Be sure to press FIRMLY
and cover the ENTIRE piece of paper.
|Printmaking using acrylic paint & leaves.|
|Use Heidi Swapp Tinsel |
Color Shine and
your favorite leaf stencil to
create spray ink prints. This super cute
hot glue stencil was a gift from a friend.
|Printmaking using Heidi Swapp |
Color Shine & a homemade
hot glue stencil.
|Select several collage pieces from your |
stash that match the fall color pallete.
I have selected a printed napkin,
paint swatches, vintage music sheet,
& textured cardstock.
|Adhere random bits of your collage |
pieces to your background with
Uhu glue or matte medium.
|Use archival ink and a script stamp set|
to randomly add another layer of
color to your background.
|Paint gesso around the edges of the |
collage pieces to give your background
a more cohesive look.
|Randomly add bits of coordinating |
washi tape to the background.
|Use orange acrylic paint and bubble wrap|
to add another layer of
color & texture to your background.
|Randomly add more bits of washi tape |
to the background.
|Randomly stamp PARTIAL flowers all |
over the background using black
archival ink. I used this floral background
stamp by Dylusions.
|Add details to the bubble wrap print by|
outlining the circles with a black
Inktense pencil & white Uni-ball Signo pen.
|Randomly add groups of outlined black |
dots to your background using a Black Pitt Pen
marker & black Uni-ball Signo pen.
|Brush the entire background surface |
with gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray Ink.
|Randomly 'flick" aqua acrylic paint all over |
the background with a toothbrush.
|Use a punch or die cutting|
machine to create shapes in your
completed mixed media background.
I used a 2" inch circle punch.
|Distress the edges of all the circles |
with black archival ink.
|Adhere Unique Laser Design's wood daisies |
to the punched circles with hot glue.
|Adhere a rhinestone 'blingie' to the |
ULD wood daisies with hot glue and outline
the flowers with a black Uni-ball Signo pen.
|Each piece of mixed media ephemera is UNIQUE!!!|
|Add these yummy bits to your art journal layout, |
planner, and/or mail art.