Saturday, September 08, 2012

Autumn Decorating: Falling Leaves Art

Craftiments:  Falling Leaves Mixed Media Art

On a recent trip to the dollar store, I came across some faux fall leaves.  I picked up a couple packages thinking I would make a garland.  By the time I got home I had an even better idea, a simple piece of mixed media art depicting autumn leaves falling and settling into a pile at the base of a tree.

Craftiments:  Falling Leaves Mixed Media Art

For the base, I used a cabinet door that's been sitting in the garage forever.  I glued the leaves "randomly" to the wood with white glue.  Do you have any idea how hard it is to make something appear random? I finally resorted to standing on a kitchen chair and dropping the leaves onto the wood, much to the amusement of my five year old daughter.

Craftiments:  Falling leaves mixed media art closeup

The leaves looked a bit flat and boring, so I added some highlights with gold and silver liquid leaf.

Craftiments:  Falling leaves mixed media art closeup
Craftiments:  Falling leaves mixed media art closeup

I think this piece of art fits right in with my gold gilded antlers and owl, for a beautiful and warm autumn vignette.

Craftiments:  Falling leaves mixed media art in autumn vignette





Thanks for featuring my Falling Leaves art!

26 comments :

  1. This is a beautiful and clever project! I love how you dolled up the leaves with metallics, that is just what they needed. I am so going to pin you and copy you...but maybe I'll paint a tree trunk and branches first.

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  2. Gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling sunday!

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  3. Cute, cute, cute! I am so going to steal this idea! Great job, very creative, thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love this! Thank you for sharing! Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  5. I totally 'pinned' this earlier!!! I think this is gorgeous and I love the rustic element!

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  6. This looks great, and I love how it looks on the shelf with the owl. I am a follower of your blog and would love if you could take some time and come check out my blog (http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/) and share some of the blog love! Have a great week!

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  7. Very creative and pretty! Beautiful job! :)

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  8. Found you on Happy Hour! This is a very creative idea! It turned out great!

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  9. very creative way to display fall....xo

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  10. This is very pretty!! Such a perfect piece of art for fall!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party. I'll be featuring this on AGI's FB page.

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  11. What a simple piece of art that turned out beautiful!

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  12. This is beautiful!! I love decorating and seeing how others decorate for Fall. Stopping by from Craft Junkie Too's linky party.

    This is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/09/another-fur-baby-coat.html

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  13. I love this! I turned out beautiful!

    Visiting from Miss Information :D

    ~Melissa
    www.mywatermelonmoon.com
    Stop by and see me sometime! :D

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  14. I really like this -- great idea! Dollar Tree is my friend :) I may try this -- I have some old fence pieces I've been using for small projects -- this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I love your "random" falling leaves wall art ... simple but Amazing! Thank you for sharing your idea!

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  16. I love your "random" falling leaves wall art ... simple but Amazing! Thank you for sharing your idea!

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  17. This is seriously awesome!! It looks like something that would be in the Pottery Barn catalog and cost a ridiculous amount of money. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday last weekend...we will be featuring it this week!
    Vanessa

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  18. Featuring this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/09/flaunt-it-friday-13.html

    Sarah@
    www.blissfulbucketlist.com

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  19. I really really love this! It's beautiful!

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  20. oooh. doing this this weekend... this is GORGEOUS... and i've been holding a whole heaping PILE of faux fall leaves since LAST year....

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  21. I love this! One question... what is "liquid leaf" and where would I find it? Thanks!

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  22. I love this...pinning for future reference...hope to make this soon!

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