Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Falling for Happy Feet

We have a local shoe store here in town called On Your Feet. They have hundreds of these pressed cardboard forms that come inside the shoes when they get them. They asked our local Mixed Media art group to alter some of these for a fall window display, so I gave it a whirl this week.

I was so excited to get started that I forgot to take a before pic, but I did remember to right after I painted them black. And I've been making leaves for about 3 days now. The leaves are die cut patterned paper with the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die and then embossed with the matching embossing folder. Then I dragged them threw a few puddles of Distress Stains (Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain).

I also cut some of the smaller Autumn Harvest Leaves and some pine cones from the Tattered Pinecone die. This is my work table with all the leaves out drying. I also spread a little crackle accents on the leaves. It makes them curl wonderfully.

Here is a close up of all the leaves and pine cones arranged on the forms. I added a few red berries for a little bright splash.

And the finished display with an autumn quote from Club Scrap's Autumn Harvest kit and a festive ribbon. So fun to have my studio up and running now so I can create to my heart's content. I'll post a pic of the window display later this month so you can see what the other gals in the group come up with.

Happy Fall everyone! My favorite time of year. 

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