Friday, November 18, 2016

The Colors of Fall Shadowbox

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a canvas shadowbox depicting fall.  I love everything about fall from the changing colors to the crunchy leaves to the cooler temperatures.

Today's project reflects the colors and textures of fall.

Use the Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to cut a Smoothfoam ball in half.

Use Paverpol Light Flesh Tone with fabric and wrap the fabric around one of the half balls.  Twist the fabric at the top and allow some fabric folding for dimension.

Paint another layer of Paverpol on top and add some Pavercotton and paint another layer of Paverpol to seal.

Wrap the 2nd half ball with fabric painted with Transparent Paverpol.

Paint the canvas with assorted colors of paint.  Cut burlap to fit the canvas.  Paint with Transparent Paverpol and adhere to the canvas with additional Transparent Paverpol.  As well as a hardener, Paverpol acts as an adhesive.

Paint real leaves with Transparent Paverpol.  Allow them to fully dry, then paint a second layer of Transparent Paverpol on both the front and back of the leaves.
Assemble all the elements in the shadowbox using Beacon Adhesives.   Add additional color to the pumpkin.  Paint the apple red with touches of green.  Create and adhere some Makin's Clay® leaves.  Use the Makin's Professional®Ultimate Clay Extruder to create the spirals atop the pumpkin.  Mix brown and green clay and create the apple stem.

Cut FALL from Makin's Clay® using Alphabet Cutter Set.  Stamp Ann Butler Designs Faux Quilting Stamp from Unity Stamps around the edges with ColorBox Crafter's® by Ann Butler from Clearsnap in Deep Woods Ink.

I added in some pinecones, twigs, flowers and twine.  Finally, I sprayed the entire piece with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Copper for a touch of glimmer. 
Paverpol has hardened so the burlap is permanently set and the pumpkin and apples are hard to the touch.

 Thanks for stopping by today.


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