For this ephemera, I wanted to use a fall/autumn color pallette. However, I didn't want to use strictly traditional fall colors. So, I headed over to Pinterest for some inspiration. This fall/autumn color pallette below struck me immediately! I just love the untraditional aqua, purple, & gray/taupe coupled with the more traditional maroon, orange, & brown.
|Add several random drops of the |
lavender & aqua paint to your Gelli plate.
|Use a brayer or an old credit card/gift |
card to GENTLY blend the acrylic paint
across the surface of your Gelli plate.
Place several leaves on top of the
acrylic paint to create natural
|Place a piece of mixed media paper on |
top of the acrylic paint & leaves. Use your
brayer or fingers to press the mixed media
paper on top of the leaves
& acrylic paint. Be sure to press FIRMLY
and cover the ENTIRE piece of paper.
|Printmaking using acrylic paint & leaves.|
|Use Heidi Swapp Tinsel Color Shine|
and your favorite leaf
stencil to create spray ink prints.
This super cute hot glue stencil was a gift from a friend.
|Printmaking using Heidi Swapp Color|
Shine & a homemade hot glue stencil.
|Select several collage pieces from your |
stash that match the fall color pallete.
I have selected a printed napkin,
paint swatches, vintage music sheet,
& textured cardstock.
|Adhere random bits of your collage|
pieces to your background
with Uhu glue or matte medium.
|Use archival ink and a script stamp set |
to randomly add another
layer of color to your background.
|Paint gesso around the edges of the|
collage pieces to give your
background a more cohesive look.
|Randomly add bits of coordinating |
washi tape to the background.
|Use orange acrylic paint and bubble wrap |
to add another layer of
color & texture to your background.
|Randomly add more bits of washi tape to the background.|
|Randomly stamp PARTIAL flowers all over the background using black archival ink.|
I used this floral background stamp
|Add details to the bubble wrap print by outlining the circles with a black Inktense pencil & |
white Uni-ball Signo pen.
|Randomly add groups of outlined black dots to your background using a Black Pitt Pen |
marker & black Uni-ball Signo pen.
|Brush the entire background surface with|
gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray Ink.
|Randomly 'flick" aqua acrylic paint all over the background with a toothbrush.|
|Use a punch or die cutting machine|
to create shapes in your completed
mixed media background.
I used a 2" inch circle punch.
|Distress the edges of all the circles with|
black archival ink.
|Adhere Unique Laser Design's wood daisies |
to the punched circles with hot glue.
|Adhere a rhinestone 'blingie' to the |
ULD wood daisies with hot glue and outline
the flowers with a black Uni-ball Signo pen.
|Each piece of mixed media ephemera is UNIQUE!!!|
|Add these yummy bits to your art journal layout,|
planner, and/or mail art.