Soooo.....it's been awhile. My creative spurts come and go, so I haven't been crafting much (hence, not much to share), but.......
FALL IS HERE!!!!!!!!
Warning: Do NOT type "fall" or "fall DIY" into Pinterest. Just don't do it. Unless you found my post that way, then...GOOD FOR YOU.
You will fall down a leafy, slightly cinnamon/clove smelling rabbit hole, bumping your head on mason jars, burlap and crock pot potpourri on your way down.
I know this because I did it. I pinned 100's of "Fall" things last week and then got completely overwhelmed. I chose to make a votive candle holder, covered in vertical, hot glued sticks, to create a rustic, glowing wonder. Isn't it cute?
Yep.....nope...didn't make it yet. The glasses are still in a Dollar Store bag in our office and the sticks? They're still in the backyard.
I didn't have time/desire to scour the yard for sticks. I wanted to make something then and now (well, a week ago at this point.)
Begin walk to craft room. Scan craft room. What can I find? Here's what I found....
- smallish canvas (8x10) These usually come in multi-packs at craft stores, so I buy them in bulk for occasions such as this!
- random fall color acrylic paint....both matte and shimmery!
- spray paint in random, fall colors!
- GOLD SPRAY PAINT! (a.k.a. my favorite invention ever. EVER.)
- burlap! duh! had to incorporate it somehow. and some lace ribbon. cause why not.
- sponge brushes!
It's also important to note that our family recently welcomed a new baby, our son Casey, in March. Yes, this news comes halfway through the blog post, but it's only now that I remembered that I wanted to incorporate our hands or something into the craft to commemorate our first Fall with baby Casey. (*look, I created this blog as an outlet for my anxiety and ADD, so I'm allowed to follow whatever format I choose)
Anyway........I also love, love, love creating artwork that is multi-media, in that it has different textures, elements, techniques all in one piece. (See Wanderlust post!) So, without any real, solid plan....I kinda just went with it in this order.....
First- spray painted the canvas gold!
Here is us foraging.
Okay, back to the canvas we went. I tried to hit the leaves with spray paint, hoping for a cool stencil-like effect. It didn't work. It looked horrible.