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Autumn Wreath BY LORI WOODS

Autumn Wreath BY LORI WOODS

Hello Mad Scrappers! I love this time of year when the leaves are changing to glorious autumnal colours and the chill in the air makes everything feel crisp and fresh! I wanted to bring some of that outdoor feeling inside, so today I have an autumn inspired wreath for your home.
The papers from the 49 and Market Vintage Artistry In the Leaves collection are the perfect colour for this project.  I started by cutting basic leaf shapes from Meadow, Harvest, Splendor and Autumnal - lots and lots of leaves! I then inked the edges of the leaves with Acorn ink to give them a bit of shading and scored and folded down the centre to create some dimension.
I had a large chipboard cog left over from a previous project and painted this with Burnt Sienna acrylic paint but you could cut a large circle from a cardboard box if you don't already have something suitable. I then used the new Sharon Ziv mould to make branches for the wreath and painted these with the burnt sienna paint.
Now the fun bit! I started on one section of the chipboard base and layered the leaves and branches, gluing as I went along and gradually building up the leaves across the whole of the base. At this point I decided my wreath needed some berries so I painted some Diamond pebbles with Flame metallique paint and added these around the wreath. I used the same Flame paint to colour some pieces of cheesecloth and tucked these in behind some leaves.
Hmm, my wreath still needed a bit of texture so I took my favourite Golden Dragon paste and dabbed this across some of the leaves, and then gave everything a good splattering of Hazelnut metallique paint.
The great thing about these wreaths is that you can make a different one for each season just by changing the colour pallete. I hope this has given you some inspiration for a little seasonal crafting!
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Sue - November 2, 2021

Ooh this is such a great autumnal piece. I love wreaths, I collect them on Pinterest lol. This may become a do-er! X

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