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.