It was easy for me to choose Terri Stegmiller's Striped Leaves stencil from StencilGirl to create a fall piece that conveyed my love of the season.
(1) First step, I created a background on my piece of wood with some tissue paper, handwriting of things I am grateful for and a few scrapes of cream paint. After it dried I sketched out the trunk of my tree.
(2) I then added in some color with watered down paints. Allowing them to pool, drip and move around on the wood. I used Sap green, Pyrole Orange and Quinocridone Crimson.
At this point I am just loving the abstract look...
The colors I used on the leaves were: Crimson, Raw Umber, Yellow Ochre and a tiny bit of Sap Green here and there.
(4) After they all dried, I wrote a quote from Emily Bronte in between the leaves which says, "Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
Here are some close ups.
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