Ahhh, triple digits are gone so it must be Fall in Arizona. I live right near Phoenix, so no changing leaves for me. I grew up in Massachusetts and I think that's why Fall is my favorite season. I don't know why but Autumn always makes me reflect on what I have and what I am thankful for. This little wreath reminds me that there is something to appreciate every day.
I want to apologize for not taking photos while I worked. I am really bad about getting caught up in creating and forgetting to take pictures.
I die cut my leaves, out of manila, and used different Distress Inks to make them colorful. I just grabbed anything that looked like I could use it-reds, oranges, yellows, greens, and browns. I used a lot of color and really saturated the paper. Once the ink was dry I covered the leaves in Distress Rock Candy Crackle and set them aside.
The Rock Candy gives the leaves a gorgeous crackle and shine. You can leave them just like they are after this step and they look amazing, but I wanted to add a bit more. I used my embossing powders to make them pop! I love how they turned out.
Next I took a huge bunch of seam binding and died it using Distress Stains. I kept a lot of the colors I used in my leaves on the ribbon. I wrapped a word band on the ribbon and tied a big fussy bow. Pinecone charms add an extra fall touch. I cut the bales off and just glued them on the ribbon. Embossing powder on the ribbon gives it extra sparkle too.
For the final embellishment I used a round cabochon charm and some fall berries.
Try making some leaves. They are super fun and playing with the different inks and powders will produce a different effect each time.
Fabulous Supplies available on Emerald Creek:
Distress Rock Candy Crackle