Sunday, 16 October 2016

An Autumn Canvas

Hello,   Welcome to the IndigoBlu Blog,  Kay M today and I would like to share an Autumnal canvas.  I've combined lots of textures with the Indigoblu English Cottage Artist'sAcrylic Paint colours of the season.

I began by covering an A4 sized canvas with skeletal leaves using Slap-it-On Matt and added dimensional paste butterflies through the Floral Fantasy stencil.  Cocktail and bamboo sticks were dipped into fine and coarse pastes and then glued in place.  Die cut leaves were crushed then scattered and adhered were they landed, the canvas was left the dry.   The entire canvas was then painted with Gee-Sso-Good white, a wash of BurningBonfire and two further washes of  Gee-Sso-Good white dabbed with Goldfinger, ensuring each layer was dried before adding the next.

Five chipboard leaves were covered with coarse paste and left to dry.  Ruby SlippersBurning Bonfire and Emerald City mixed with PheasantBronze  then  painted onto all the leaves.  Gold Luscious mixed with water was applied to highlight the paste butterflies. 

Images and the sentiment from Nature II were stamped, painted and shaped where necessary.    The tree stump and ferns, stamped onto tissue paper and applied with Slap It On Matte, all the other elements secured with silicon glue as shown.  

To finish a little brown Distress Ink was sponged around the canvas edge.

I do hope you enjoyed my autumn canvas.

Take care,  Kay M


  1. This is gorgeous Kay, the texture and colours are so Autumnal, love it xx

  2. Wow! This is so beautiful and I love all the texture- wonderful! xxx

  3. What a fabulous Autumn canvas Kay and I love the colours and all the wonderful texture and pretty leaves, and I especially adore the sweet butterflies and cute squirrel. x

  4. WOW Kay this is stunning! I love the texture and scene you have created.
    Linda xxx

  5. wow Kay - this is so very beautiful - love this to pieces! Hugs rachel x

  6. I love all of these beautiful layers! Such great dimension.

  7. Wonderfully Autumnal, the nature stamps are lovely. I love the texture on those crisp Autumn leaves

  8. This is just gorgeous Kay, love all the textures xxx