Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Autumn Leaves

Welcome to my second inspiration make for our Country View Challenge,  hosted by Jane, who chose Leaves (The leaves are falling) as the theme.

This time I created a journal page with Autumn colours:

Stamping into paste with stamps

Texture paste stamped into with ELB33

First I applied some texture paste and stamped into it before it dried completely with Paper Artsy ELB33 leaf stamps. Judging when the paste is ready is the most difficult and I did have a few false starts!

The texture paste I used was also an experiment, as I used the Cosmic Shinner Multi-Tex powder to make it. What is the point of making your own paste?

For me having a single pot of dry powder to make a custom recipe for a project means that I

a) need only one pot instead of  many AND

b) the product will not dry in the pot between uses because I don't use a particular product often enough.

In effect it saves me both space and money!

Dye inks are absorbed into pastes

Once the paste had dried I sprayed lightly with water and sprinkled Brushos powders. Unfortunately I had forgotten that dye inks do get absorbed in  texture paste and when dried the colour was very much faded...:

I put plan B in motion... which means using a pigment rather than a dye (something to do with the molecular size of the particles) so I pulled out my Paper Artsy Frescos and painted on several colours trying to much the colours I already had underneath.

For the focal point I sprayed Distress Oxide in Walnut Stain, which dried out turned out grey blue, I guess this is how this colour "oxidises"... Never mind, grey could work too.

I die-cut a bunch of leaves from remnants of Gelli prints with added inks here and there.

For the sentiments I used rub-ons to spell my quote, an in joke in our family hailing, in a roundabout way, from Game of Thrones.   

Over to you now, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Inspiration Station (the colours and Autumn theme inspired me), Simply Create TooSweet Stampin', and the Alphabet challenges.


  1. A gorgeous Autumnal mixed media piece Christine, my favourite time to create for. And will be doing a bit of that for the next few days for the October shows, can say no more!

    B x

  2. The colours in this are fabulous! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

  3. Fabulous Journal page, great leaves and autumn colours. I was fascinated reading about the texture paste have not heard of this powder before but think I might already be hooked! Thank you, and thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Station, good luck. x