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.
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.
The leaves looked a bit flat and boring, so I added some highlights with gold and silver liquid leaf.
I think this piece of art fits right in with my gold gilded antlers and owl, for a beautiful and warm autumn vignette.